| | Re: Unemployed husband and Iím depressed
I understand your frustration. My husband just went back to work after being out of work for about 2 years. Yes the economy is bad and I was making enough at my job to cover the bills but watching TV and playing computer solitaire all day just wasn't cutting it. Even when he tried to be a little bit productive around the house all I wanted was for him to find a job--any job.
Now he has a contract position and I guess he has forgotten how things work in the real world. He was called for jury duty this week. He didn't get picked and was home by 9 am, but did he go to work? Of course not! And today he asks me why he isn't getting paid for the 8 hours he didn't work. He has completely forgotten what contractor means---no benefits!
Try to make your husband understand how you feel about him not working. You might consider marriage counseling if he doesn't listen and you have insurance. Sometimes they listen better when someone else is in the room.
Good luck to you