How I am Handling the Layoff
Trying Not to Get Jealous: To be quite honest, I am a little jealous that my husband got laid off before I could quit my job. Even with my initial shock at the news, I fundamentally believed that the layoff was a blessing. It was a clean break that my husband needed to reinvent himself as a web developer and burgeoning entrepreneur.
I have allowed his optimism about the future and the newness of the circumstances to inspire me to work harder on building my blog and relating business endeavors. Seeing him so happy about what he has learned in class has made me want to go back to school to take a class in African-American literature, marketing, or creative writing.
Allowing a man to be a man. I married my husband because I thought he was responsible and because I respected his judgment. Even with a positive spirit, looking for work or building a business can be stressful and I try not to add to the stress by asking for the day-to-day, blow by blow details of the job-search process or development of his business.
I keep reminding myself, “He got this!” My job is to fall back and support.
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