My husband is losing his job

My husband came home today with the official date of when he will be officially out of a job — August 23. :( We knew it was coming, especially after his boss laid off a lot of part-timers and told the rest that they would be having a 3 day week, which is what my husband has been working for the past couple of weeks. This will be our second lay off in five years. I can't say I am looking forward to it, I know what we went through the last time and all I can think of is gloom and doom (when I actually have time to think about it, thankfully I've been been too busy the past week or so!) I am grateful we got a heads up this time because last time he came home out of the blue and said he was «let go». That was a shocker we were not expecting. It doesn't make it easier knowing though, just eliminates the emotion behind the shock.

Have you ever went through a lay off, is so how did you process it? What helped and what didn't? I am a praying person and I have been praying but I have to say anxiety seems to be winning. I am human after all, right?

8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    Oh so sorry Theresa! (and Husband!) I feel like you need to have a lot of faith, determination and of all things.. a somewhat positive attitude. We are firm believers in our house that some things end so better things can begin.. I am certain that is what will come of his! I would try to keep your heads up as much as you can.. be smart with money and choices.. and I am sure a new path will pop up for him :) God Bless you guys!
      8Theresa Gould
      Thanks guys (er....gals/ladies!), I appreciate it. It is hard. I find myself not wanting to think about it and wanting to keep busy so I don't dwell on it. My husband doesn't seem as fazed, but he's a here and now kind of guy. I am the planner and looking ahead person and I think it makes a difference. Not that he doesn't care, it's just that he takes it as it comes. I kind of wish I were more like him, but then I think our marriage and home life would be even more chaotic because neither of us would be planning an coordinating! You all provided some things to think about and consider.
      About Theresa Gould
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      ***Baby Team Leader*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own