International aspects of retirement

I just came back for 2 weeks vacation in India. I met a few couples where both spouses were retired and since they heard about my book we started having conversations about what happened in their relationship as a result of retirement.   I was amazed to find out that retirees in urban areas in India face the same issues as American retirees. Women often resent having their husbands under foot. Husbands expect to be taken care of and feel upset when their expectations are not being met. Adult married children would like to see their parents giving more  babysitting – help than what the parents are willing.  In spite of religious and cultural differences between these 2 countries, very often marital dynamics are more similar than different and people face and struggle with the same problems.