I am not a driver but I am a drivers wife.
There isn't much of a story to tell. The point is true on what you wrote about impacting a family. Lucky for my family we aren't like what you wrote. I have been married to my truck driving man going on 17 years.
I am a 32 year old stay at home mom....we have 6 kids....my husband has been driving truck all of our marriage. Yes it is a hard life but I know that driving a truck makes him happy and that's what I want...I want him to do what he is happy doing and I will always be right here at home waiting for him to return.
I talk to him quite a bit on the phone and the kids are able to talk to him to.So we get to stay in touch. It was and still is hard on the kids because their daddy isn't here to watch all their games and school programs, but they understand why their dad is out on the long lonely road all the time.
It is true a lot of marriages don't work out because one of the spouses is gone driving truck or whatever. I just wanted to share my thoughts and to let you know that I am one of the few truckers wives that keep the home front going.
I have learned how to become strong and let him do this. Yes I miss him lots, more then anything can explain and I worry about him so much out there, anything can happen, but I have faith that he will be safe and come home soon.
So if any one reads this that has a partner driving truck...just hang in there and give him or a her a chance and let them do what makes them happy and if you love and trust your partner then don't ever let other people tell you that he isn't being faithful to you while he is out there......I did drive truck with my husband for about a year and it isn't an easy job to do.
People think that trucking is an easy job but really I couldn't do it day after day. I decided it would be better to stay at home and have my children and keep things going at home so when he does come home for his short visit he can rest.
Well that is my story , I know it isn't much but being a truckers wife is great and I am very proud of my trucker and I am even prouder to be a truckers wife.