FIRST TIME TRUCKER'S WIFE
by Kris Moore
(Battle Creek, MI)
Where do I begin? My story will challenge a response. But before I begin, I would like to leave my e-mail address for anyone to e-mail me a response and maybe we can become on-line friends and keep e-mailing each other for support.
Now, my story. I am 60 years old and my husband lost his job last June. He was on unemployment and looked for work here in our town but found nothing. Unemployment was soon to run out, so he decided to drive truck. I have a long history of major depression and was in the midst of one when he left (and still have it going on). I am not coping with his being gone for 3 months so far, nor am I getting my depression under control.
I'm very confused as my depression started 10 months ago and is not wanting to depart. So between the two, driving and depression, I'm not coping.
He doesn't call so as to not use up his phone minutes. Oh, he'll call, but it's only like once a month. I don't think I can go on trying to cope with both "illnesses".
Please e-mail me so we can talk.