Lost a Job? Save Your Relationship | BTalk

Last Updated Jul 14, 2011 5:25 PM EDT


Jessica Revill
(Episode 786: 12 minutes 07) Listen on iTunes.
Kimberly Weisel wrote a piece recently on BNET about how losing a job will increase the chances of you getting a divorce. When a man loses his job, he is the one most likely to be asking for a divorce, unless the woman is working. Armed with money she is most likely to ask for a split-up.

It seems like a depressing take on how our self-worth is tied up in our jobs and how that false sense of power we take from our work-life can spill over to our home-life. Are we really that shallow?

To find our more, here's a free counselling session with psychologist Dr Jessica Revill from Heartmenders. I ask her what we should do to protect our relationship when we've just been laid off from work?

If you enjoyed this chat with Dr Jess, here are four video interviews from a while back:

Burning the Midnight Oil
How much overtime can workers put in before they start to become counterproductive?

Being the New Guy Dr Jess gives some hints on how to handle being the new guy at work.
Working Smarter You don't have to stay at work until all hours to get more done.

Broken Hearts Don't let the end of a relationship destroy your performance at work.