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I posted this on another forum but I decided to post it here too.
I don't know if this is just pregnancy hormones or what. But today I heard from my husband's brother, that their father was suspicious that I was not looking for a job.
First of all I already have a job. I work in retail and I chose to go back to my old job because after months of searching I couldn't find anything better. It's not glamorous or anything, but it will do until the baby is born.
He probably wants me to have a higher paying job. Once I found out that I was pregnant, I didn't want to start anything too pregnant because I play to stay home with my kids.
For some reason, this really upset me. Normally I would just roll my eyes and laugh it off. But it has me nearly in tears.
My husband has told me that his mother stopped working because of a health scare (she was fine) in her mid-twenties, save for part-time brief jobs here and there. My health now is about where hers is now... twenty years later, but they criticized me all the time for not taking crap jobs just to make money.
I found an amazing work-from-home gig and they were incredibly skeptical that it was all a ruse.
I try to take it with a grain of salt that they're just concerned about our financial well-being, but... I've ended up in tears before, too. I don't think it's just hormones. It's hard to be criticized, especially for jobs, when you're doing your best.