There are so many things that will happen to you and your partner in the course of your relationship. There will be ups and downs that can make or break your relationship. It’s whether you’re mentally and emotionally ready to take on these challenges as a team, that’s the question. Due to the pandemic that’s happening globally and affecting everyone, we thought we’d put out a post that can help you with your emotional needs. Australia’s unemployment rate has rocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic. You are probably trying to figure out how to financially help your situation but you must also keep your mental health in check. Your partner losing their job is probably one of the challenges you’re facing.
Here are ways on how you can help your partner if they’ve lost their job due to this pandemic.
No one wants to lose their job, especially in a difficult time such as this. If your partner tells you that they’ve lost their job, you should try and show as much support as possible during this time. You must also remember that it’s probably not their fault and to hear their explanation – sometimes, there isn’t one, especially during the COVID-19 period. Losing a job can affect you financially, mentally and emotionally. It is incredibly saddening and stressful so try and be as supportive as possible.
Stay in Routine
When someone loses their job, they’re probably wallowing in their PJ’s all day, skipping out on meals and showers. They’ll be living like a hermit because they’re depressed and unmotivated. This is normal and okay however, it becomes even more stressful when this condition goes on for months and months on end. It can really affect the relationship as well. If you see your partner digging themselves this hole, try and pull them out but getting them back into a daily routine. Instead of heading out to work, they can still dress up and look for a job or attend interviews. It’s important to make them feel like they are contributing to life.
Communication is Key
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – communication is KEY! Everyone’s wants and needs are different, that’s why we highly encourage you to talk to your partner about how to tackle the situation. Some people may want an ear to listen to them and a shoulder to cry on. Others may want some encouragement and motivation on finding a new job. There are even people who don’t want words or affection, they simply wanted small gestures like a long bath without interruptions or a glass of wine to wind down.
If you’ve never lost a job before, this point is probably be difficult for you. However, you need to try and understand what your partner is going through. Their mood is going to change and probably not for the better. You should be understanding and also ready for what is to come. If your partner losing their job means you’re the sole provider or vice versa, there needs to be open and clear communication and understanding that the both of you will do what it takes to help the other.
We understand that this time is difficult for absolutely everyone. We are in this together!