How to Console Your Partner If They Lose Their Job

Know the right thing to say – and do – if your loved one suddenly finds themselves out of work.

You will need

  • Sensitivity
  • A review of finances
  • Intimacy
  • Fun

Step 1 Be reassuring 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.

Step 2 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.

Step 3 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.

Step 4 Initiate 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.

Step 5 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.