It's a tough lifestyle but worth it

by Kayla
(Spartanburg, SC)

I have been with my trucker for a while now. When we first got together he told me I should quit my job and come out on the road with him that he would pay my bills and take care of me. I wasn't sure about it but me being crazy and spur of the moment kind of girl I did it.

I got to see first hand just how hard it is. I watched him cry when his kids would beg him to come home and say how much they missed him. Maybe he is different but the wives and girlfriends that worry about lot lizards I don't see why they worry that much hell my man hardly ever stopped and when he did it wasn't 5 minutes and he was out.

I have since gone back to work and we are getting us a house. Yes the nights alone suck but it makes that moment when you see that truck turn in the driveway so worth it. It's been 3 weeks since I saw him and today I saw him for about 2 hours before he had to leave out again.

I miss him but we talk everyday multiple times a day. It's hard bc when he is home he has his kids and we both said we wanted to be together almost a year before I meet his kids and we are sticking to it.

Yes it's hard but we always make time for each other. It's the hardest relationship I have ever been in but the most rewarding. He appreciates the little things and I enjoy the moments we are together.

I love my trucker and that will never change. Roll on daddy til you get back home.

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Oct 26, 2015
Trucker Girlfriend NEW
by: Shakenya

Good morning, i just felt like sharing my story.
I ve been with my boyfriend for 2 yrs, and i was with him when he went to driving school and finish and we are still together ... he will be 2 yrs in july for him. This is something he has always wanted to do since he was younger he has an uncle who drives, my dad drives (kroger and goes to Michigan , and i have a cousin( owning operator) who also drives. I never have thoughts of my boyfriend of now two years that he would ever cheat on me bc he just isnst that type of guy and never has been. Trucking driving is his career job and I understand that even though it comes with late nights and its only me and him but i do plan on marrying him im sure it will get harder as we go and he does Owning Operator im ready for it ive been perparing myself and praying as long as we have God in our relatioship i have no doubts about anything

Sep 02, 2015
Not sure! NEW
by: Preston Brady

When your lifestyle spoil your and your family life this is a worst, i don't think that anyone does like this. Assassins Creed Syndicate Game Jacob Style Coat

Jun 21, 2015
can't sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with those feelings. I can't sleep tonight he is finally home after working 2 weeks straight he is exhausted. I can't sleep so I am laying here watching him sleep lol. Some women fuss about their spouses snoring well I can say is snore away babe it's the little things I miss the most while he gone.

Jun 16, 2015
I agree NEW
by: tenesha

I agree with you.. I'm a trucker wife and my husband drives all 50 states... We have's hard sometimes and I miss him as well as our kids.. But one thing about my husband if he needs too he will come home.. He not like other truckers he won't just leave his family for months and months he will stop by just to see us. And I love him for that... But us as trucker wives has to understand they are working hard to give us a better life.. Now my husband owns his truck god is so good.. We all should just stick together as trucker wives

Jun 13, 2015
Kayla I completely agree. NEW
by: Married2aDriver25yrs

It is very difficult to say goodbye to your spouse or boyfriend for long periods of time. However I have became use to the fact but I have been saying goodbye for 25 yrs now. Now that the children are grown and gone. I have learned along time ago to keep busy. I love when he is home it is so magical 99.5 percent of the time. I have learned at the end of the day it's all in God's hands anyway. When I was younger it was tougher when everything is going wrong the kidos were driving crazy I wasn't just a drivers wife I wore the hat for many different jobs because you are the glue that holds everything together at home when they aren't there. However now that I am older I enjoy being able go with him or stay at home. It got easier with time I wouldn't trade my life with my driver for nothing. Best wishes to you and your driver.

Jun 09, 2015
frustrated NEW
by: Kayla

I love my friends but if I read one more post about how her boyfriend is going out of town for a night and how much it hurts and how much she misses him I'm gonna go nuts. I wish I only had to say goodbye for just one night no I do it for weeks and months at a time just depending on where he is going. I just said goodbye yesterday and he will be gone 2 weeks but that could change any second. He was home 2 days had the kids and I was at work. I don't understand how military women do it on the days I miss him the most I think about the military wives and what they go through and I manage to make it through. I miss him but I love him and will be glad to wait til the truck comes Rollin in the driveway.

Jun 04, 2015
Keeping it all in perspective NEW
by: Hervy

Thanks for sharing Kayla. Probably helped a lot for you to go out with him and see first hand what he goes through.

You learned that there is a lot of exaggeration and unnecessary worry. You also learned that most drivers don't have excessive free time on the road or else they are with the wrong company.

Most important though, you seemed to have gotten a good guy and you are obviously optimistic and open minded enough to observe, learn and think for yourself and likely a good supportive woman. are a good match for each other and that makes a big difference in the level of confidence and faith in the relationship.

I wish all couples were as compatible and happy as you 2 must be.

I am sure that sharing your experience has and will help wives to envision the possibility for a wonderful relationship despite the trucking lifestyle.

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