In a new relationship with an OTR Trucker.. what am I in for?
(Lasalle, Ontario, Canada)
I met an amazing man approximately 4 months ago. He drives long haul primarily from Ontario to Alberta and down into Texas and back. He's gone anywhere from 12 - 14 days at a time. I am also recently separated from my first marriage since February of this year and have 2 children 8 and 10.
Things were fairly casual at first but we talked and texted constantly for the first few months when he was on the road and saw each other every day when he was home. The past few trips the texts and calls have backed off a little but he still checks in frequently and we speak on the phone at least 2 or 3 times each trip.
Although the actual 'face' time has been limited, I am finding myself becoming serious about the relationship and I believe the feeling is mutual.
I miss him terribly when he is gone but the time we do spend together is amazing. It is getting harder and harder to say goodbye to him when he leaves.
I have done quite a bit of reading online about the stresses that trucking can have on a relationship. I guess I am hoping to get actual feedback from women with OTR truckers for a spouse or boyfriend. I would love to commit to this man but I have 2 children to consider who have already been through heart-break at the loss of their dad.
Am I jumping from the frying pan into the fire?