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Unemployed? Time to Make Family Stronger and Better


If you are out of work, take the time to make your family stronger and better. It is not easy to be out of work. Some people shut down and close themselves off from family when they are out of work. This is a mistake. If you are out of work, step up and use this time to make your family stronger, better and closer. You will be glad you did.

You Have the Time – Work to Make Your Family Stronger and Better

Work is important. There is no doubt about. However, most of us work in order to make life better for ourselves and our families. Often we spend so much time at work that we have nothing left for our families when we get home at the end of the day. This is not a complaint, merely a statement of fact. It takes time, lots of time to build a successful career or business. Since there are only 24 hours in each day each extra hour that gets added to the 8 hour work day must be deducted from time spent at home with the family. While family members understand that you must work in order to provide for the family, it still hurts when you miss dinners, school plays and athletic events.

It is natural to be embarrassed or even angry when you find yourself between jobs. It may even feel natural to turn away from family. It may even seem like a good idea to try to avoid family and potential embarrassment about being out of work. This is a mistake. It would be much better to turn towards family and find ways to make family bonds stronger and the relationships better. Even if your family relationships are all perfect, it is still good to work to make them stronger and better. Think of it like building a house, no one ever complains that the foundation is too strong!

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  • This is great advice. I can imagine it would be hard being unemployed but you still have to make the best of it and not neglect family because of it.

  • Awesome advice. It is definitely hard to be out of work. It's very stressful. I've been there, and it was not a lot of fun. The only great thing about it was I got to spend more time with my family. It's like taking a mini vacation. lol

  • Sometimes working actually makes things worse because you have no time to spend with family. It's why I've now dedicated my life to being a SAHM.

  • We try to make time with the family every day. The kids crave that attention and I think we as parents are better off when we give them the time they need.

  • As a freelancer, I feel like I"m unemployed every time I finish a job and it causes a lot of stress. I know my family feels it, too. I'm working on becoming a more balanced, well-rounded mom...it's a challenge, for sure!

  • I quite my job almost 10 years ago when our 1st son was born to stay home with our kids. I feel inadequate at times because my husband goes to work everyday.

  • Thank you for this post. Sometimes I feel like I don't do enough as a work at home mom and I fele better now.

  • As someone who went through a time with no job, it can be so very emotionally trying. I love the positive spin and wish I had more strength when I went through it.

  • Great advice! Unemployment doesn't have to mean being depressed or feeling sorry for yourself. It's great to put the time to good use!

  • I have been unemployed before, and it can be hard. I think spending time working on your family is a wonderful idea.

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