It had been three years.
Three years without any income at all -- well, except for those initial weeks of unemployment wages, which we were grateful for, but compared to the amount of debt we had and the cost of keeping a roof over our heads and our family fed, was barely a drop in the bucket of what we needed to survive.
So we burned through our savings account and every dime of our retirement plans.
Our financial position had gone from six-figure salary wealth to that of two kids straight out of high school with zero assets, when my husband finally got that long overdue phone call with an employment offer.
We rejoiced and thanked God for carrying us, for keeping our credit intact, and for keeping our marriage and our family together and stronger than ever.
Finally, our victory had come!
The thing is, life after unemployment is never quite the same as it was before unemployment.
In many ways, it's better!
Rebuilding is a slow and sometimes painful process.
Even though there's income ...