Post # 1
Money is super tight right now between me and my fiance (we live together). He’s been unemployed for quite some time (although he is getting unemployment benefits currently). He’s also going to school right now and has extreme anxiety due to homework and all that fun stuff. I try to give him a break because he is dyslexic and has a really tough time writing papers, but unfortuantely he is a Psych major and really does nothing BUT write papers… sigh.
I am a LPN, but not making much money. I’m also on 3rd shift which is pretty tough & depressing. I sleep my life away when I’m not at work. I’m on a waiting list to go back to school to get my RN and I know after that happens my income will be significantly greater, but wow times are hard right now.
So trying to plan a wedding has not even been enjoyable… We’ve been engaged since September of last year, and it’s just been a blur. We’re living paycheck to paycheck, and then we fight all the time because we’re so stressed about money and our job situations. Fortunately my Dad is awesome & he’s giving us a set amount to help us pay for the wedding so that takes a huge weight off our shoulders, but wedding planning isn’t even fun to me! I picked out my dress the other day and was super excited about it actually, then I told my fiance how excited I was and that I got my dress and he couldn’t have cared less. I mean, I get it, what can he really say since I can’t show him, but yikes…
Ugh, I am just really bumming right now and don’t know how to get myself out of this funk when the money situation doesn’t get better. In fact, it might get WORSE if he doesn’t get a job or his unemplyoment benefits run out.
Anyone else had a similar situation or had the blues? Thanks for letting me vent, Bees!
Post # 3
I completely understand where you’re coming from about the money situation. J is unemployed, but receiving a lousy employment check. Yeah, it’s better than nothing, but it’s barely paying his bills. I doubt he’ll find a job any time soon. He’s been having horrible luck keeping a job in his field for over a year now.
I just started a new job about 10 days ago and I’m not even working full time. It completely sucks and it worries me. I’ve told everyone that I either need to pick up hours or I’ll have to work two jobs. I can’t live off of a 16-20 hour paycheck. It’s not going to happen.
I wish you and your fiance the best of luck though. Hopefully things turn around soon.
Post # 4
I’ve totally got the blues. I’m about to lose my job, and I’ve been applying for months now, and I’ve only had three interviews (they all went to more experienced employees). I’m so stressed that I actually flipped out on my best friend who’s having work problems :(.
FI’s pay got cut by about 20%, which completely doesn’t help. We don’t live together, but I’m going to start paying for half his rent, and it’s the same month I get laid off. Stress is killing me.
Post # 5
I so feel you. Fiance is unemployed, looking, but totally lost about this whole finding a job thing. I’m finishing up my phd, no job on the horizon. We’re both stressed about money, and neither of us ever imagined this is where we’d be in our early 30s. It’s really, really hard. All I can say is hang in there and try to have faith that it will get better.
Post # 6
well that is nice you have help paying for the wedding! my Fiance is going into the Marines soon, but is unemployed right now. I am a stay at home mom, so I have no money. We have to pay for our wedding ourselves so in order to have money for our necesities we have a $1000 budget. So yea I get the blues a lot, but it will be okay in the end, things usually have their way of working out. Don’t let it get you too down =)