Post # 1
I lost my job and have been looking for a month now to no avail! Meanwhile, I’m about to get sued for defaulting on my school loans because I have no income to pay with!
GRRR. And FI and I were just about to move in together and elope.
Emotional advice, ladies? I know the legal aspect and have a lawyer, I’m just more worried about how to not get utterly depressed 🙁
Post # 3
I’m sorry, I lost my job in January. . .I’m just glad that they are going to extend Unemployment INSURANCE for those of us who don’t own mansions and yachts!! So I can keep assisting with paying the bills. Just try to keep your chin up.
Post # 4
I’m so sorry. Try to get out and volunteer if you can to keep yourself active and you might end up hearing about a job opportunity.
Post # 5
@mrsv2be: I’m sorry. Maybe you could see about getting a forebearance. Prayer and trying to keep having faith in God is the only way I make it through rough times.
Post # 6
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I agree. Helping others usually help you feel better about yourself.
Post # 7
I was looking for work from April and only just got a job July 1. I was starting to get really down on myself about it. You just have to surround yoursef with people you love and do things that make you happy. You can’t dwell on it. I hope you find something soon, and good luck with your loans!
Post # 8
Keep a routine – it helped me so much! I would look for jobs in the morning, do my applications, then have afternoon activities planned out, That way I wasnt sitting at home watching tv and getting more stressed out!
Post # 9
I lost my job in April and have been looking for months. It’s hard to get upset. However, I find that making sure I spend time looking but also don’t dwell on the situation too much helps. I keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason and that there is something great out there for me!
Post # 10
I am so sorry to hear that. If your student loan is through the government you can ask for forbearance while you are unemployed. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you find something soon.
Post # 11
I am currently looking for a job and it has helped me to have little projects to complete. I repainted a coffee table, have been working on my garden, visited a local museum, walked to the library, started running again, etc. I get burnt out and stressed out if I just sit looking for jobs all day. Plus, there’s only so much of that you can do day after day.
Post # 12
The best thing to do with a lender is call them up and be honest. If you agree to any kind of payment plan, be sure to stick with it. Everyone else gave great advice–volunteer and keep busy! I’ve been in your position–it is too depressing to sit home all day and dwell on it. Also work the phone, not the computer. Get in touch with all your contacts and let them know you are looking for a job. It is much more difficult to say “no” or “I can’t help you” to a person than an email.