I have been unemployed for nine months now. I think the hardest part of being unemployed is not having a reason to get up in the morning. I try to structure my day as much as possible, but it still feels pointless. It's also difficult when everyone else around you, friends and family, has a job and they can't relate to what you're going through. Friends don't want to commit to plans because they are exhausted from working all week. People constantly ask you how the job search is going, and it's the same response: "still looking."