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Tough season

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In looking at my past few blog entries, I realize this past year has been a tough one! Here's the latest:

7 wks ago hubs came home & informed me he had quit his job. He was interviewing for another & it was promising, but we found out last week that they would not go forward with him. Now he is desperately filling out apps & trying to find a job. Our savings is depleted because of busted hot water heater & a/c needing to be replaced. I have a fabulous job, but it will be very difficult to live off of my income alone. Set aside the fact that I'm frustrated every morning I leave & he is sitting on the couch watching tv. If anyone has been through this, I would love any wisdom you have to pass on. For now, I'm trying to focus on gratefulness, that we have very little debt and that God has always taken care of us.
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    MOLUX sounds right, he could be experiencing some depression even if it doesn't seem so on the surface. Men often buy into the masculine gender bias that a man is only as good as his ability to provide financially. It could even turn into a fun lesson, reversing roles and letting him have the house clean and supper on the table when you get home! I'm glad to hear you have a good job and little debt. That is truly a blessing and shows that God knew this was going to happen! There may be many lessons in this season. I have been through several lean times when I had to learn to eat a lot of beans and accept help to buy the kids Christmas while Hubby went through a really rough patch. But it is was only a season, and we are now confident we can weather tough times... together, as a partnership.
    You are in my prayers.
    822 days ago
  • MOLUX252627
    Sorry for your struggles, but I believe things will work out. So happy for you that you have a fabulous job and little debt. It sounds like your hubs put a lot of effort into trying to get another job, but nothing has panned out... Yet. This could be a good time for him to be productive in other ways that he could not when working full-time. He will need your support. I am sure it can be frustrating to see him on the couch. Could he be depressed about his situation? Maybe this is a good time to pursue another field. In the meantime, focus on the positives! Take Care.
    823 days ago
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