Coping with a changing relationship
All relationships change over time but significant life transitions such as retirement or ill health can place an additional strain on them. You may be able to prepare for change or it may be unexpected, but you can get help to cope. Many couples just deal with problems as they come along without discussing their hopes and expectations or seeking help. Your relationship may be your most important connection in later life but if one of you is going through a major change, it can be a difficult time. It’s important to keep talking to your partner and, if necessary, ask for support – this page suggests some organisations that can help.
Preparing for change: Independent Age