Today's Union Tribune published the latest unemployment statistics - 8.8% in San Diego in February 2009, expected to reach double digits before the economy improves. Our household has certainly contributed to that statistic, since both my husband and I have been laid off in the last 12 months. Happily, I am now employed again but my husband is still seeking employment.
Losing a job can be as traumatic as losing a loved one and after a lay-off many people go through the normal stages of grieving: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Have you been laid off? What stage are you at?