Hi everyone - I haven’t posted in quite some time and I’m glad I thought of all of you today. DH has been out of work since the first of the year and it’s starting to get very difficult to manage. He’s been looking so hard for a job and not much is coming up. What little does come up seems to go nowhere. June is month 6 of no work and it seems July is coming up fast.
I’ve done a lot of praying over all of this and I’ve been trying to stick with a lot more of the “Help me find the strength to get through this” and not the “Please help my DH find a job” because I feel that God has a plan for us. I’ve learned a lot through the experience and I know what I was meant to gain from it.
We were on the path of trying to start a family when this job situation started and now that’s been put on hold until things get better again. We had a good cushion built up and now after living on only my income for this long, we’re watching it dwindle away. We’re starting to worry more seriously about having to sell our house.
I’m having difficulty trying to figure why all this is going on for so long, trying to think of more ways to help DH with his job search (I feel like we’re already doing so many things), dealing with the stress of not knowing what will happen next, dealing with the longing I feel for having children, and trying to be there to comfort DH when he is overly upset by all this while trying not to be upset myself. I know keeping a balance is important in marriage and I’m trying to stay strong through all this - but it’s becoming more and more difficult. Especially while DH is getting more and more “down” about the situation.
Any and all support, comments from people who’ve been here, anything is appreciated. I just need someone to turn to so I’m not burdening DH with all of this right now!