8 Ways to Help Your Family Cope with Your Unemployment

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing

The stress, change and flood of emotions associated with unemployment are not limited to those who have lost their jobs. Often, families and significant others experience their own sense of turbulence when loved ones have been downsized.

This reaction is common but sometimes problematic for job seekers in the midst of their transition, warns Lisa Caldas Kappesser, an emotional intelligence expert and author of "The Smart New Way to Get Hired: Use Emotional Intelligence and Land the Right Job."