Support During Financial Strain
In this current economy, many couples who actually really do want a divorce have to stay together because they cannot sell their most valuable asset, their house. Couple that with the possibility that the husband or wife may have lost their job, it does seem that financial stress can have a significant affect on a marriage.
When one of the spouses loses their job
If the husband loses his job, obviously the financial burden is on the shoulders of the wife. If the husband can't find a job and children are involved, he often assumes the role of "Mr. Mom." If this happens, it's important that neither spouse loses sight of what the other is doing and values it. It certainly isn't easy getting up and facing the daily grind in the office every day to support the family. On the flipside, it's not easy holding down the fort at home and making sure the kids are properly taken care of.
Even though the husband is not the breadwinner, it can still be a winning situation. A couple needs to work together as a team and put their family's needs first to survive and hopefully save their marriage in the process. If the husband has to become Mr. Mom, then he has to put on an apron and do it. If the wife needs to go on a business trip for a week, then she has face reality and take it in stride. At that point, it's about weathering the storm and pulling together as a team. With the husband at home and the wife at work, some men may resent the role reversal. However in the reality of the economy that we're in, other couples are facing similar challenges and you're not alone in this situation. Here are some ways to keep a solid balance to help maintain a happy home with your partner.
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