I heard something on NPR regarding prisoner of war survivors. The speaker said that it seemed that those who were able to keep reminding themselves that their situation was temporary yet were able not to put a mental date on when it should end coped better than those who could not do this. Sounded to me like the "taking one day at a time" of AA or being mindful and living in the present. I think that this might be a great strategy for those facing joblessness. Just try to remember all things come to an end in there own way and in there own time. Nothing is eternal except eternity. Take each day as it comes. Think of your situation as a transition not a state that will not change.
Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran, LMFT #33292
Psychotherapist and Relationship Specialist