Re: Young, Broke, and Resentful
What field is your husband in? Perhaps he is not looking in a wide enough area as far as types of jobs he applies for.
Being young and broke is not a permanent thing. My wife and I married when I was 19 and she was 21. She was a single mom, and got pregnant immediately after we married...
At 19 I suddenly had a wife and 2 kids to support. I made good money, but my job was soul crushing, and I quit when I could just not tolerate another day.
We got to the point that I had to park my car on a hill when job hunting because the battery was so dead I had to roll it down the hill, jump in and throw it in gear to start it.
I finally found a job, but when it folded 12 years later all we had was an 11 year old Ford, a 16" b&W TV, $700 in cash and 2 kids in school.
I found another job 200 miles away, and we moved. In spite of having been left crippled by a motorcycle accident I was able to impress my new bosses enough to get promoted into an engineering position with only a HS diploma....My wife remained a SAHM till the kids graduated HS. She then became a successful AVON rep. She earned $10-20 K a year.....
I have been retired for 4 years. We live in a very comfortable 2,000 sq foot home, I bought my wife a new Lincoln MKZ last year, I drive a vintage mustang, and have a 4WD boat tow vehicle. We are debt free, own rental property, a couple of nice boats, all the material things people think the want or need.
I would not trade a day of my old "Broke" days...It made my wife and I realize that material possessions can't hold a candle to love. If you truly love your husband, tell him. Let him know you are confident he will be able to support you and the kids.
If you don't love him, cut him loose, the state will force him to at least pay child support....