(Closed) How do you keep your unemployed man busy?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m the unemployed one in the family. So I do all the laundry and cleaning. We share the cooking because he loves to cook. I try to do most of the prep work before he gets home though. I’ve been working on wedding projects, which of course your guy won’t have to worry about.

I have also been working on some small home improvement projects. Painting, small repairs, organizing, etc. I am also planning on volunteering at our local Humane Society but I’m waiting until I schedule my classes for this fall. I’m also trying to walk more and ride my bike around the neighborhood.

So I have plenty to do. I do have some lazy days but I get bored easily and I try to find things to do.

Post # 4
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Ejs, I don’t know if your husband tends toward depression in the first place, but it’s good that you’re thinking about this. My FH moved with me to a new city a few years ago–I had a job lined up, he didn’t–and he ended up unemployed for around 3 months. Exactly how you described, he ended up sleeping til noon, playing video games all day, only leaving the house to pick up fast food, and ultimately becoming very depressed. It was bad, and it only got better when I really put my foot down and insisted that he get some kind of job, anything. He ended up waitering while he continued to look for a more “career” type job, and it helped a huge amount–just getting out of the house and staying busy was all he really needed.

Does your husband have any causes he really likes? Maybe he could do some volunteering. Or would he mind just working a part-time job, Starbucks or whatever, just to give him something to do?

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