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When a spouse loses a job it can hurt a family in many ways. There will be income loss, maybe fights, loss of intimacy and even depression. Sometimes a spouse is clueless in how to help the other one. The thoughts that cross one’s head is how are we going to make it without that income. How soon will they find a job? This time can be a struggle in the everyday life of a family.
My husband is no longer working at his place of employment. Yes, I was in awe when I was told. How I am going to support our family with bills on my income is what I was thinking. I am thinking each day each why are you not going out looking for a job. A person does not know what is going on in their spouse’s head (who lost the job). My husband has been employed continuously for so long even it was from one job to the next. This is the first time where he did not have something to replace a job. He feels less of a husband or man because he is not supporting the family.
** Give your spouse some space
** Do not treat them any different than when they had a job
** Continue to stay close with them, enjoy special intimate moments together.
** Boost their spirit by telling them– You will find a job soon that is right for you. Or The right job for you is just around the corner.
** Talk with each other about how the family can cut back on expenses and make it through this hard time. Emphasize that the family will make it through.
** Help your spouse by looking for jobs on job boards or helping them fill out applications online.
Finding a job can take time. Be supportive of your spouse. Keep the love alive no matter what.