Going without work for months on end takes a toll – especially on older workers who have to deal with the double burden of worrying about age discrimination in a tight job market. Keep in mind that you’re likely to find some comfort and practical advice from other seasoned workers in the same boat. Many have found support and friendships in online communities from people who know what they’re going through. Experts say that leaning on each other and giving your spouse or partner a break from some of the day-to-day worry can help.
Also, take advantage of resources and programs focused on older workers, like these job-hunting tips and resources from AARP. Seek help if your emotions become overwhelming and if depression is a concern.
There is sadly little attention given to the stress that unemployment and serious financial issues put on relationships, families and friendships. Many of us can attest to this first hand.
Today, you need all the support you can get. Each day is a new day. Don't live in the past.
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