He got the job he needed when I initially created this goal. But it’s been 2.5 years now, and that job is getting old. Actually, it never was that fulfilling to begin with, truth be told, and he’s underpaid. Which is more of an issue now that we have a baby. He’s timid about looking for a new one, though. He likes his job security and cushy hours, so although every day he comes home saying it was boring, he’s not made any move to look for something new. The larger reason is that he would want to do something more interesting, but he doesn’t think he’s qualified for the jobs that appeal to him.
I’ve had conversations with him about this, said I’d help him and support him, I’ve strategized with him about informational interviews and so on. But all to no avail. What more can I do to help? Or should I just accept that he may stay put for a good long time, continuing to be unhappy?