Dealing with the psychological impact of unemployment in relationships

South Africa’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world and unemployment places an enormous strain on relationships and family dynamics.

Losing an income within a family structure is a challenge and it takes its toll on one's partner and family members.

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to clinical psychologist in private practice and founding consultant at You Plus Wellness Audrey Katsidzira about the impact of unemployment on relationships.

It is not easy. It cannot be easy at all.

Audrey Katsidzira, Clinical psychologist

If you find yourself in a situation whether you are a supporting partner or you find yourself in that dire space of being unemployed and isolated in a sense, one of the things you need to do is to find a way of breaking that isolation.

Audrey Katsidzira, Clinical psychologist

Try to mobilise and say I am going to break this isolation.

Audrey Katsidzira, Clinical psychologist

Katsidzira says you need to meet your own needs in a relationship.

When the devotion is there, sometimes you are willing to pay certain prices. But when the devotion is not there, there is a rejection that takes place.

Audrey Katsidzira, Clinical psychologist

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