If your partner loses their job, it can be a defeat that hurts your family in more ways than one. Bustle says that there are ways in which you can support your partner if they suddenly find themselves unemployed.

  • Let them feel their feelings because they will inevitably have some feelings of anger and sadness. That is completely normal for them to feel that way as they will have to process their thoughts and feelings before they can more on.
  • Help them explore other passions that they might have and let them use this as an opportunity to see if one of their hobbies or interests could earn them money or provide for them a job in a field that they may not have ever considered before.
  • Remind them of their strengths as losing a job can be a real blow to their self-esteem. Being reminded of their strengths can be a great way to show them how supportive you are, and hopefully that will help them start feeling better about themselves.

As your partner finds their feet again in the working world, the best thing that you can do for them is be there for them. Showing your support will hopefully make them feel the better about themselves as they get back out there and begin looking for a new job.

(via Bustle)