Flickr 3006348550 - Reader Question of the Week: My Husband Refuses to WorkEvery weekend I like to throw up a question someone sends in and let you readers have a go at it. Here’s a difficult one, and I’d like to write a major post series on women walking through problems like this one. But before I do, I want to see what you think, because I’m sure some of you have some great insights I haven’t thought of yet!

My husband had to quit work a while back because of a health issue. That issue is now resolved, but he doesn’t seem to have any motivation to try to find work again. He’s perfectly happy sitting around all day. My sons, who are in their twenties, are also still living with us and don’t have motivation to do anything, either. I work part-time and I’m desperately trying to keep us afloat, but I can’t keep this up, and I don’t know what we’ll do for retirement. How do I get my husband to start being a man again?

Tough question! Do any of you have any encouragement or advice for this woman?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!

And I wrote a follow-up post on this, too, detailing what to do if your husband is lazy and won’t get a job. You can check out some of my thoughts there.

And don’t forget: The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex makes a great gift for any woman about to get married. So if you’re going to a bridal shower this spring, bring it along! :).