My husband had been working in a bank for 10 years hoping to get promoted. He ended up quitting his job because of his disappointment.
He has always been a hardworking employee since he started working there after graduation. He never left the office before 7-8 p.m. and only started his Tet Lunar New Year vacation as late as possible. He also never refused to eat with his partners or supervisors. He hoped that these efforts might land him the position of branch manager, and in fact, he was promised that chance.
But his promotion never came.
He quit his job earlier this year and has felt hopeless and confused ever since. He also helps me with household chores after he resigned, including bringing and picking up our child from school, cooking and doing laundry. In general, it is undeniable that he helps a lot since he was unemployed.
However, I still feel impatient for him to stay home. We don’t have much in common now because his network has shrunk, and I’m not happy with how happy he seems with his life as a stay-at-home husband.
I sent him job offers several times, but found out he hadn’t applied for any of them, even though he told me he had. In return, he sent me articles about how being a housewife is an emerging trend. I feel like he wanted to convince me that a stay-at-home dad is a normal thing.
We haven’t had any financial difficulties yet, since my husband had good savings after many years of hard work. However, I am not happy with my husband staying at home and having no motivation.
I want to change my husband’s mind and motivate him to find a stable job like before. What should I do?