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?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    08/13/13
    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!
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      08/14/13
      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.
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      ***Baby Team Leader Moms.com*** 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 www.FaithandFamilyReviews.com.