I eased into retirement over an eight year period eventually working from home. It allowed my wife to get used to having me around all day and interfering in her routine. It does take some getting used to when you spend 40-50 years with a set routine and then all of a sudden you have your spouse with you all day and night. Since we did it gradually it was no big change when I went from working two days a week go none. However, one thing we learned in our 46 years of marriage is that spending too much time together is not a good thing. We still give each other space during the day. I hang out in my man cave with all my man toys. I try not to interfere with my wife's routine. We get together at 5:00 for dinner and part ways at 10-11 PM. We each have our own bedrooms for many reasons dating back to when I ran offices overseas and got faxes and phone calls every night to having very different sleep schedules and then me needing a CPAP machine. Many people think that it somehow affects our love for each other and/or relationship. We have sex but we sleep in different beds. Unless you are still having sex or kissing while you are asleep, there is no difference whether you sleep next go each other or not. Plus we both get great sleep. My wife likes to go to bed early and rise early. I like to stay up until 3-4am and then wake up at noon. So for us it has not been a big change but for some of our friends it took awhile to get use go being together so much an eventually they learned that time away from each other is a good thing as it makes you miss each other more. We all belong to clubs without our wives and the wives play cards and Bingo 3 nights a week. We all get together for dinner seldom going out to eat without other couples as there is not much to talk about with someone who lives with you. It is a good relationship for us and works well. We are still madly in love and there is something about luring your wife into your bed to have sex that makes it more exciting and special. How about you?