Stress and strain mount daily when a family faces unemployment, loss of finances and or possible foreclosure. There is an ever-looming question from the laid-off Dad or Mother,
“How am I going to take care of my family, how will we survive bankruptcy?”
The longer the duration of the layoff the more everyone in the family becomes fretful and nervous. Changes in the family lifestyle can cause the kids to become fearful, gloomy and depressed. Each day. there are new challenges to the family’s temperament. It becomes harder not to be pessimistic, negative about the future, and rather hopeless in general.
My husband and I were aware that our children were learning as they were observing how their father and I were handling the anxiety and fear. He and I were their role models in how to manage anger, bitterness, resentment, revenge, and hostility during unemployment, and financial loss. How will they handle the challenges of life?