11 Tips for Surviving Your Spouse's Unemployment

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Has the loss of your spouse's job put your ''for better or for worse'' vows to the test? Coping with the emotional and financial strains of having an unemployed mate is difficult; yet at the same time, your spouse very much needs your support. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that a spouse's attitude toward job hunting strongly influences the mental state of the unemployed mate.

What can you do to help your partner while at the same time maintaining domestic tranquility? Couples counselors, as well as couples who have successfully weathered unemployment, offer these tips: