Finding yourself out of a job seriously blows. Whether you were laid off with a dozen other employees, or let go individually for any other reason, there's nothing quite like the sting of realizing your steady job has been pulled out from under you. When it happens to someone you love, it can be hard to know the right words to say. It's a sensitive topic! But knowing how to support your partner when they lose their job is a skill that can prove useful to even the most seasoned, long-lasting couples, because you simply never know.
"The most important thing to remind your partner when they lose their job is that you're there for them," Elle Huerta, CEO & founder of Mend, the breakup recovery app, tells Elite Daily. This is a hard time for your partner, and no matter how they were let go, they're probably not feeling great. Put yourself in their shoes: How would you feel if you lost your current job? What would you want from your significant other?That isn't to say that your partner will definitely need the same kind of support as you do, but it's a good place to start. Here's what else you can do to make sure your partner feels as supported as possible during this tough time.