A question from a grumpy trucker's girl...
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My fiance has been an over the road trucker for a few years. He was lucky enough to get a local job right after we met. Sadly, he was laid off and is back OTR. Now he is becoming very grumpy to say the least. He hates trucking, he wants out, but in today's economy, it would be asking for trouble just to quit. We have a wonderful relationship other than his mood swings. He gets very bitter about our house, etc because he can't be here to enjoy it. I think he may be depressed and lonely,but there is no way his manly ego is going to say, "Yes! Sure I will listen to this motivational cd as I drive!" He will be open to other suggestions if he knows it will help our relationship. We have only been fighting bad the last few days. It hurt s so much that I think I need to break up with him so he doesn't have to worry about a home to miss, or extra bills to pay because of me. He has been in other relationships where he was OTR, and didn't mind as much. He says it is because he didn't love them like he does me. I love him as well, but his attitude is driving me nuts. He apologizes and reliezes he is wrong, but I don't think he can really help how he feels. He doesn't want to hurt me or make me feel bad but he is. What can I do? Are there things I should/shouldn't say/do? Would the best thing be to break up? Please any suggestions or advice will help. I'm obviously not a trucker and therefore, can not fully understand what he is going though.