How to Support Your Unemployed Husband

by on June 3, 2010

The ugly face of unemployment becomes uglier when your husband has fallen into the victim of it. Further, it also enhances the creases on your forehead when it comes to performing domestic responsibilities which are fulfilled by financial support. Undoubtedly the situation becomes quite challenging and frustrating to deal with easily. But as it is well said, the foundation of a marital life is based on love, trust, and sensitivities of both partners, hence you are the only one to support your unemployed husband by being sensitive to his feelings. You need to understand his mental feelings and the magnitude of depression that he is undergoing.

Things you can do are:

  • Be sensitive to your unemployed husband’s feelings, emotions and agony. He might be undergoing some embarrassing situations, feeling quite uneasy being out of work even when the personal failure was not responsible for his present status.  Being sensitive to your husband’s feelings would mean a great support to your unemployed husband.
  • Always let him know that how important he means to you and your family. Your marital life is based on love rather than a career. Get engaged into some special and economical family event such as picnic, bike ride, and trip to amusement park or anywhere for a cool pastime. This will unwind his tension and divert his attention from present status.
  • Give a constant support to your unemployed husband in scouring ads or polishing resume. But avoid being insistent if he objects. He will either do it himself or will need a time to reload himself before going for job hunt.
  • Don’t indulge in too much and unnecessary shopping. Instead save money for the rainy days. It will let you help maintain your budget and make your husband less worried of the financial condition.
  • Don’t impose yourself on your husband. He has been in a more flaccid state of mind since he lost his job. Be careful not to pass any sarcastic comment that would hurt him or his manhood ego. Always remember that this is not just your husband’s problem alone. The whole family is involved into it. Hence, be optimistic, have faith in his ability and be a kind partner. Your family will soon get rid of this problem eventually.

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terri July 29, 2010 at 1:38 am

After two years, it is still a struggle and I am surely doing and saying all the wrong things out of anger, stress, worry and frustration. This is good to read and get confidence in what I should be doing as now being the “bread winner.”

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