How to get my husband to consider a part time job?

My husband currently is working in construction, he has his own business which has only two people, his brother and himself. They have had their business for 35 years, and they started doing foundations and framing, but about 10 years ago he started only doing foundations. But in the past year or so, the construction industry has been almost completely dead and he rarely has any work. How can I convince him to consider applying for a part time job at Lowes, Home Depot, or even the local grocery store? He seems to just wan't to wait around all day sitting in his chair for phone calls from his business partners for new jobs. But for the past month or two months he has done only one job that has taken about three days. I tell him almost every day that he needs to do something but he just seems very reluctant to consider any of these jobs because he has been self employed for so long. We have bills to pay, and still one kid to put through college, how can I get him to realize that the economy is not going to go up anytime soon , and that his business might have to shutdown once and for all? I already have a job and work full time away from home. He just seems to sit around all day.

Asked By: Dawn G - 2/16/2009
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Sometimes men exhibit a lot of false pride as they have always done things their way, and are not open minded to change to what they believe is beneath them... More
Answered By: Credit Expert - 2/16/2009
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Repeated questions
Answered By: Astray A - 2/16/2009
I already answered this one :(
Answered By: k_bright88 - 2/16/2009
explain to him and show him the bills that needed to be paid for and how much the income . if he sees this black and white, he might wake up and find the extra money to make ends meet.
Answered By: edna - 2/16/2009
u 2 need 2 sit down and talk 2 him about the important stuff
Answered By: faifax05 - 2/16/2009
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