When you are in the right relationship, it can be such a wonderful thing. Everything is rosy and nothing can get you down. Fast forward 20 years and all of a sudden that relationship has gone completely down the drain. What do you do now?
Any relationship break-down can have a devastating impact on every aspect of our lives but the area which is often most greatly affected is our work life.
Parents that suddenly find themselves raising their children on their own are often forced to work full-time (if they aren’t already). The pressure to bring in a good salary that will cover all living expenses can create a very stressful feeling, that everything at work has to be absolutely spot on for fear of losing their job and then what will happen?
Grandparents who perhaps were starting to reach a point in their career whereby they are cutting back on their working life (having worked full-time their entire career) are suddenly forced into having to remain in full time work or look for a new full-time role in order to cope with mortgage payments and other outgoings by themselves.
And what happens to those that were retired? Well, they often have to come out of retirement in order to fund themselves.
Fundamentally there isn’t much that can be done once a relationship has broken down but the best advice is to try not to allow the stress of what is happening in your personal life affect your work life; not easy we know. Stress at work can lead to mistakes and errors which could impact on the likelihood of keeping a job.
If this has happened to you and you need some career advice or a new role to get you through this difficult time in your life, then please contact Johnson Underwood who will be more than happy to help. We are fortunate to have our very own agony aunt who specialises in work related issues ‘Ask JU’. Visit our website for more details: https://www.johnsonunderwood.co.uk/ask-ju