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DCteach

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Wife Just Quit Job
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:57:14 PM »
DW just resigned from her job. We had some major life tragedies over the past few months, and she got a recent diagnosis of a chronic health condition two months ago. Her job tried to drastically alter her responsibilities with no warning and preparation, and refused to compromise when DW explained why the changes weren't realistic for her to do. We'd planned for her to work for a few more years, but all this pushed us over the edge to have her leave the workforce now. She'll be a SAHM, so she'll still have a lot to keep her busy, but we're both looking forward to our DD being able to spend more time with a parent, instead of 8-9 hours a day at daycare.

We've been grinding for 10 years. NW went from about 30k of debt to our current NW of 650k. Not FI yet, but definitely in a position where we could afford a major life change to put our happiness and health first. Excited to see what comes next!

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Re: Wife Just Quit Job
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 05:14:35 PM »
I'm sorry to hear about your wife`s diagnosis and job troubles.  But how wonderful that you are in the position to make good choices for your family.  Good luck!!

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Re: Wife Just Quit Job
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 06:04:20 PM »
Might have a good case for unemployment (constructive dismissal?)

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Re: Wife Just Quit Job
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 11:21:23 PM »
10 years bought her freedom when she truly needed it. Sorry about the circumstances, but very happy you're able to handle it well.

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Re: Wife Just Quit Job
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 01:27:35 AM »
Good to read all the hard word paid off. While life may be bitter, good planning and dedication can, as you demonstrated, take the edge off :)

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Re: Wife Just Quit Job
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 07:32:36 AM »
Congrats!

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Re: Wife Just Quit Job
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 04:49:22 PM »
Sorry to hear of your troubles but good on you for being in a situation to be able to say "fuck this". My DW did just that a couple of years ago and it felt great.

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Re: Wife Just Quit Job
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 03:37:30 AM »
Congrats on building such a big stash. And great that it now gives you options in a challenging situation. I hope that the SAHM position saves you lots in some ways, so that the nett income loss is smaller than her usual income.