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You Will Need
- A review of finances
Tell your partner that you have their back. Losing a job is frightening; your reassurance that you are in this together will go a long way toward making them feel safer.
Allow them time to grieve
Allow them a few days to wallow in self-pity without passing judgment. Like anyone else who has suffered a loss, someone who has lost their job needs time to grieve.
Review your finances
Review your finances together to figure out how you can get by on a reduced income for a while. This will help lower both your stress levels.
Initiate intimacy. Your partner is no doubt feeling a loss of self-esteem; making them feel wanted, attractive, and loved will provide a big ego boost.
Have some fun
Find low-cost or free ways for the two of you to spend time together and have fun. It will help both of your moods from sinking.