Hey Jennifer, I think you should talk it over with him mate....dealing with our emotions is hard and particulary not knowing how our partners are going to react, but when we go and have a little 'session' with our fridge or pantry, we then have the added emotion of guilt to deal with. I am a big emotional eater, but have been finding that I have to hit things head on (pleasant or not) and it then becomes easier to deal with things. You don't need food to deal with your situations and the more you can do it, the easier it becomes......I hope things work out for you financially and that you can get back on your feet with it.....trust your partner more to talk things through with him...he sounds really supportive mate. Keep going mate, these things are sent to try us and you will get through it. YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE!!!! You have just hit a little blip in the grander scheme of things!!
By the way, that dish your other half made sounds delish....can you post the recipe???