When a husband loses his job, his wife is suddenly thrust into the role of primary breadwinner. She experiences a variety of strong emotions including fear, anger, and frustration. While there are many resources available to help the out-of-work employee, "Secrets to Surviving His Job Loss: A Workbook for Wives of the Unexpectedly Unemployed" is the first book specifically offering support to his spouse.
This warm and compassionate book offers practical suggestions for wives to reduce their stress, strengthen their careers, and assist their husbands in coping successfully with a job loss. By completing a series of questions and self assessments, each reader will be able to create an individualized survival plan based on her strengths and needs. Topics addressed include dealing with emotions, recognizing beliefs and expectations, coping with change, dividing household responsibilites after job loss, talking children about Dad's job loss, enhancing communication with your husband, and strengthening your career.
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About the Author:
Lynne Klippel, is a certified career coach and occupational therapist who specializes in helping individuals and corporations cope with downsizing. This book was developed out of her frustrations and fears when her husband was downsized.
Unable to find any resources to help herself, Klippel used her skills to create a resource specifically tailored to the needs of wives who suddenly become the primary breadwinners for their families after job loss.