Whether your husband is unemployed, had his hours cut at work, or he’s self-employed in this down economy, if he’s having a difficult time providing for his family then you can expect him to have a tough time coping with this situation.
My husband is depressed because he can’t seem to find a job that he wants and it’s affecting his confidence and our marriage. He seems to be distant and does not want to share his financial burden with me and told me he would rather face his problems alone. What should I do and how should I be a supportive wife and yet give him the space so that I don’t belittle him as a man and provider for the family? He hardly smiles anymore and is distant to me and our son.
Currently I am a working mother and I am earning to provide for our son. I do not ask him for money to provide for the family and give him the space he requires.
The Dilemma Wife
This is no easy road for any wife to walk. When there are no finances (or hardly any finances) that’s truly when the rubber meets the road in our faith.
Instead of answering this question in a podcast, I thought it was best to do a video and have my husband join me seeing how we’ve walked through years of financial turmoil together.
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Here’s the broken husband post that I mentioned in the video.
Want more posts on finances and marriage? I wrote a whole series about it here.
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