All alone.....again. How do I deal with the distance apart?
(Barrie, Ontario, Canada)
My name is Suzi and my hubby is a long haul truck driver.
Now I know that the trucking industry is unpredictable and I understand that he can't control when he gets pick ups and return loads but he has missed our family Christmas again this year. He leaves Monday morning and is suppose to be home Friday nights but he is rarely home before Saturday nights.
He says that still gives him 2 days at home but not with me. I work at full time job so I am at work on Mondays so I only see him on Sunday and I'm finding that its no where near enough time for me.
We were suppose to spend this weekend alone together (which is rare given the fact that we have 3 teenage boys between us) and here I am, Saturday afternoon, again, sitting alone.
Please believe me when I say that I do understand the trucking life as I was a truck driver myself for a period of time but I'm really starting to feel that we are drifting away from each other.
I'm beginning to feel very lonely and frustrated. I don't know what to do about it.
I'm hoping that maybe those of you who have done this for a long period of time can help me manage these feelings. I love my husband very much and don't want things to drift so far that we can't get them back.
I'm just lost right now and I'm not sure what to do.
Any advice or help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.