I retired about eight months before my wife and was accustomed to life at home on my own during the day. Then she appeared and the game changed. Living in our small kitchen was now a challenge. So, when I read the section in The Third Journey about adjusting to life at home when both partners are in the house daytime was really interesting. My wife and I found out that we were not peculiar and that adjusting to the new life is indeed something that needs calmness and mutual understanding. Good book.