Handling Job Loss When Your Career Was Your Identity

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How job loss impacts a relationship

If the recently unemployed individual is in a committed relationship, this new stress can take a toll on their partner, too. “Financial stress can lead to increased arguments, resentment, shame, and guilt,” says Andre. “As a partner, engage in conversations that focus on separating your relationship from the external stress. Allow your partner to express their emotions without judging them, validate their feelings, avoid criticism, and offer support.”

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