Kathi aka tsgirl75 truckers wife from Cali
I am 51, I have a 12 yr old son and my husband/best friend now drives a truck. He started driving 2 yrs ago after struggling with finding a permanent job for 8 yrs.
We are high school sweethearts reunited after 25 yrs and he lost his job 3 weeks before our wedding in 2001. The struggles we have endured for the past 9 years tested our relationship and we have come out stronger and closer. This is something I am finding a trucker and his wife must have to make things work while he is on the road.
It is hard to not get depressed over the loneliness and not having his arms around me when a problem arises. Unfortunately, I do not have any close friends or family to spend time with, so I struggle a lot with the loneliness.
I do my best to stay busy. During the week it is easy....homework :-)...helping my 5th grader fills a lot of the evenings. The weekends are hardest...you can only clean house for so long :-). But I play games on the computer, read, watch my favorite shows.
I am hoping I will find another trucker's wife who shares the same situation as me to chat with. Especially one that might live in Orange County, California. Send me a message. :-)