Thanks, all, for your words of encouragement! I'm sorry to hear that others are in the same boat, although I guess misery does love company. Hope I can be supportive towards you, like you are towards me!
I know this can be a blessing in disguise, but I really liked my job and am really upset that I have to make a change. Plus I get stupid comments from others, like my co-worker, who said, "This affects you more than it affects me, after all, you're the primary breadwinner now with your husband out of work" and my close friend who said, "Your husband has to be supportive of you now and maybe reinvent himself and go in a different direction with his job"- my husband is one of the few people who LOVES the work that he does, and I can't take that away from him now!! He will just have to keep looking, hoping that something comes along soon...
I tell myself all the right things- think positive, etc., but I am having such a hard time implementing those thoughts, as I hate being in this position!! I just don't have the drive or the focus to job hunt!! I don't I don't have a choice, but I keep expecting to wake up from this "horrible dream".
I wake up in the middle of the night, paralyzed with anxiety- thought I finally had my feet in the ground coping with my husband's loss of work, and then this hits!!