WETZSTEIN: Dealing with stress of job loss

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Then, get in shape physically, so you can “think more clearly,” she said, adding that walking is a excellent way to exercise.

Once a person’s emotions have settled down, and the body is feeling healthier, it’s time to adjust the attitude - one’s spirituality may play a role here, she said. Then it’s time to explore options, including stopgap measures for today and long-term planning for tomorrow.

If a parent has lost a job, consider having a family meeting to keep everyone informed and connected, Ms. Crosby added.

Ultimately, the goal is to figure out “what can we all do to get through this crisis moment,” she said.

c Cheryl Wetzstein can be reached at cwetzstein@washingtontimes.com.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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