RELATIONSHIPS |FAMILY |CAREER |UNEMPLOYMENT
The first person my wife called three weeks ago when she got that huge promotion at work, was me. However, rather than celebrate with her, my heart sunk.
I have failed to be happy for her. During the lockdown, the company I used to work for decided to lay off some employees and I was among those who was affected. I have been home for two months now; no job, no source of income and just miserable.
Maria has really tried to be supportive of me and even gives me extra attention because she understands how hard this is on me. But this promotion is like a nail to the coffin for me. Typically, her finances have always been used to better our family and we own a joint account.
She is excited that with this promotion, we can now finish the family home, pay off our loans and send our three children to better schools, but for me it spells misery. My buddies have started laughing at me ever since I told them of my wife's promotion.Whenever we hang out; they now ask me how my ‘husband' is, meaning Maria. It really hurts and the sight of my wife now irritates me. We've been together for 11 years and she's such a great wife, but I am drowning. Please advise.