Recent publication of book by Trish Murphy “The Challenge of Retirement”

The Challenge of Retirement

Trish Murphy

‘For years I have used many of the practices Trish has in this book and I can attest to their value. I can also attest to the value of this book. It has opened insights and much needed conversation.’
Lee Dunne, author

Orpen Press is delighted to announce the publication of psychotherapist Trish Murphy’s indispensable guide to the challenges of retirement in twenty-first century Ireland. At the end of a working life, we all hope to enjoy our retirement. For some, this new phase of life throws up many new challenges and difficulties. The need to develop new skills and approaches to meet these new challenges is vital if people want to enjoy their retirement fully and actively. The Challenge of Retirement is a useful guide for anyone facing retirement or has found themselves negotiating the issues that retirement brings with it.

About the book: The book is aimed at people who are leaving the world of paid work. It focuses on the psychological aspects of retirement, addressing issues such as how to manage relationships, sexuality and sex after 60, mental health, self-care, intergenerational living, managing relationships and expectations of adult children, and developing later-life spirituality. Each section is supported by stories and advice from people in the early, middle and later stages of retirement.

The Challenge of Retirement offers readers a wonderful insight into the psychological, emotional and social issues of retirement. It is available from bookshops nationwide and at, priced at €14.99.

About the Author: Trish Murphy is a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist, trainer, mediator and consultant working in private practice and business fields. Trish appears regularly on radio as a commentator on Newstalk FM and RTE Radio 1 and is a regular contributor to the Irish Times, Irish Independent, as well as contributing to The Examiner, Irish Tatler and Stellar magazine.

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