Balancing Act: I Got Fired 3 Times, It Hurt My Marriage

The recession has hit many households, but few people have felt its impact as severely as I have: I've been laid off three times in the last four years. Sound improbable, crazy or just plain pitiful? Yep, that sums it up. I was initially laid off in late 2006 and during that time I was engaged to my husband. It was my first experience losing a job and I went through a myriad of emotions. Luckily, my man was there for me in every way possible, emotionally, physically and financially, which affirmed that he was the one. When I found a new position, we tied the knot. I spent the lion's share of my savings on the wedding of my dreams. It was a beautiful day. I had the man of my heart. I had a great new job at one of the world's largest financial institutions. Life was perfect... until I was laid off six months later...


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