By Heather Hollingsworth
Tensions at home were mounting after Jeremy Field lost a second construction job as the recession hit.
He spent his days on the Internet and the phone looking for work. His wife, Kelly, who had been home caring for their toddler son, reluctantly returned to teaching preschool. But her part-time work meant a huge cut in wages and benefits, forcing them to sell a car and slash Christmas spending.
Kelly Field pushed her husband to keep searching. He was discouraged and it was hard watching her leave for work in the morning.