I haven’t heard a single comment this time around about how I should get a job to help out with Paul unemployed. Not one! Boy am I relieved. (The critics don’t need to know that with holidays and winter sickies I made more watching Aiden than I am right now…)
Also I’m very grateful that people who haven’t been through unemployment aren’t sharing all their unsolicited advice with me this time. Last time it became almost more than I could bear. This time “my people” have gathered ’round me, bolstered me, and reminded me that this is both temporary and normal.
(See, I can find the silver lining in everything!)