Why do half of marriages fail today? Lack of Trust and Breakdown in Communication are the top reasons.
Does having a spouse out of work put strain on a marriage? They are experiencing a wild ride on the emotional roller coaster, they could be lacking their professional identity, and/or they could be feeling a lack of self confidence. These emotions impact the family and relationships.
The other major cause of stress to the relationship is money. This can force all types of changes to lifestyle. Money management is critical. Make sure that you and your family openly discuss and strategize ways to decrease spending. This one thing can go a long way in bridging communication and trust.
"10 Tips for Saving a Marriage After Job Loss" looks at several real life scenarios and how they started to repair their relationships.
Cheryl Stein, a career transition coach from Montreal, says in the article that she seen relationships fall apart over a spouse's job loss:
"It tends to flare up any problems that are just under the surface."
There is always a silver lining, enjoy this time with your spouse and family.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.