may 25, 2010
Getting laid off from a job
Losing a job is very stressful. This experience leads to depression, worthlessness, and frustration. Losing a job is disappointing and affects everyone in the household. If he or she has felt that a job was secure at any time; being removed or laid off could have come as a shock, and the feeling of humiliation and betrayal could be felt. These feelings and all these emotions are real, but in time they will go away.
Initially the thought of disappointment may occur, and there is no reason to hide these feeling from friends and especially family. Talking to the spouse and children is an excellent idea. This idea is highly recommended, and may diminish some of the stress. Children may not understand the logistics of being laid off, but they will understand that schedules have changed. A spouse can sometimes understand, and sometimes not. Discussing the issue will allow an outlet and help release frustration. Men sometimes like to appear to have everything under control, and may refrain from communicating with their wife. Communication is the key and is extremely relevant in a situation like this.
The pain of financial burden is recognized once a layoff has occurred. When either spouse has been laid off and are not able to provide for the family like they have in the past, tension arises. Friction and conflict will cause arguments and disagreements. Anger will also appear and could spiral out of control. The question of maintaining the mortgage, automobile payments and giving up extra activities will be felt. Layoffs only cut into the income, but there are alternate options. A different route will need to be taken to maintain a household, but it won’t be the end of the world.
Unemployment is an option to choose from as a temporary position. Options such as starting a business,...