Job Loss and Coping with Change

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Losing your job can feel a lot like dealing with a death or other devastating loss (the process can be very similar). There’s the financial aspect - you had plenty of money to feed your family, pay your mortgage, now you don’t.  The social aspect - you spent 8+ hrs/day with your co-workers, & they’re suddenly out of your life (for many of us, work is kind of a “second home”). Loss of identity - you walked around saying “I’m a scientist for _____ company” and now you say “I’m unemployed” (that can be very hard for some folks).