A native is said to run a Shani Dhaiya when Shani transits over the forth or eighth house from the natal moon in the birth chart.
The placement of Shani in forth and eighth house and its aspect over the 3rd, 7th & 10th house can be a bit uneasy for the state of affairs of these houses.
It is very much possible to move ahead and grow in Shani Dhaiyya even through it is supposed to be an inauspicious transit.
The malefic effect of Saturn cast on the house it occupies and on to which it cast its aspects can be a minimized or reversed by certain Vedic formula.
It can be possible only when the horoscope is duly studied and the negativity is conferred by observing recommended Vedic rule.
So, why despair convert this two and a half year of Dhaiya in to happier bliss.