The Fight: He’s not looking hard enough for a job
The Sounding Board: Your parents
Before: You would go to your parents to complain because you knew they’d back you up on this. After all, they were the ones who gave you such a strong work ethic. Plus, maybe they’ll feel bad and spring for that hot new Coach bag you want (but can’t exactly afford at the moment).
After: You see that going on and on about the dirty details concerning the (non) progress of your guy’s job hunt may unnecessarily worry your parents that their daughter is broke and unhappy. It may be a relief for you to vent, but you’re opening the door for unwanted prying later on.