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7 retirement surprises awaiting you

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Think you know what’s coming after you leave work? You might expect sunny days and free time to do anything you please. But you might be in for some partly cloudy weather.

Even if you’ve carefully planned your retirement party, your travel plans and your investment portfolio, you may be less prepared than you think — and not just financially. Everything from relationships to health to how you feel about not being employed can change in surprising ways.

Of course, some of these post-career discoveries might not pertain to you. We’ve come up with seven retirement surprises that may be in store for you.