- 8 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
My DH has been looking for work seriously for about 8 months now and has had several interviews and nothing has come up. He’s becoming seriously negative, depressed, and is now always home, which isn’t good for him. I have tried to be supportive and loving but it’s very difficult when someone’s so negative and snarky all the time.
I’m now starting to feel the financial strain, as we have a few big expenses coming up and, to be honest, i really don’t want to be the only one working anymore because he was studying before that to finish his PhD, so it’s bee about 1.5 years he’s been out of work and I’ve been supporting us and i’m getting tired and depressed myself (plus I have an illness that’s been playing up so to add to the maladity).
He’s tried recruiters (they never ring him back) and applying for posted jobs, and now cold canvasing, but nothing yet. We have no connections here so it’s a double blow when I see people with less qualifications than him getting jobs only because they connections. 🙁 (We have a few friends here and that’s how they got new jobs this year, and they told me about the connections).
We’ve only been married a few months and I’m so unhappy at the moment because we moved to this city to be here for DH’s old job, and I’m away from my family and old friends and now I’m the only one working here! This is so darn hard and it feels now like this is such a challenge and difficult time in such a young marriage. I just sometimes feel like I want to go home and not be here in this marriage anymore… 🙁
I guess this is more of a vent than anything else, but if anyone has any tips on unemployment or how to cope or any stories, I’d be happy to hear any!