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Going thru a midlife crisis. Husband lost job at the beginning of the year and still doesn’t have a job. My life is going nowhere as I don’t know where to get something to make myself more fulfilled. I feel my life is not worth %


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      Alice65 wrote Sep 17, 2008
    • I’m doomed

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      Cheryl Phillips wrote Sep 17, 2008
    • Hey!
      Youo aren’t going no-where....because you’ve asked the question. That means you want to make more of your life. Your husband being out of work makes it tough, I’m sure. I’ve struggled over the past 16 mos. because I was in an accident that caused me to have 2 major surgeries with one more to go. I worked all my life and provided very well for my children while my ex decided to play cat and mouse with child support for almost 7 years. My loss of income hurt and he was finally ordered (caught) to pay. It helps but it’s still not terribly consistent. Bad finances can hurt more than physical pain. Makes you want to crawl under a rock.
      But don’’ve got a great support group here. Just ask!! We‘re real women...I love this site for that.
      What are your interests? Do you work? Do you have something that you love to do that could produce income or at least help get you out of the slump? I turned to writing—it’s my passion and my therapy.
      Don’t throw in the towel....that’s boring. Lift yourself out of that place (Been There!!!) and figure out a plan.
      Stop and say hi anytime.......

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 17, 2008
    • Well said, Cheryl. Alice, is he home all the time or is he out spending time looking to replace his job? Is he working at all? Part time maybe? I know it can feel demoralizing for a man to not be earning and supporting his family. I’m sure you want to be a support system for him. But, one way to be that support system is to keep moving forward yourself. Spend some time sitting quietly and looking inside. Make a list of your interests, the things that give you that little flutter of joy when you think of them. Start doing some of these things. It will lift the spirits of the entire household.  

      And, Cheryl is right about this site. It’s incredibly uplifting. Really nice women here to bounce ideas off of. Thanks for posing this question!

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