Lost without phone
I have been married to a truck driver for 10 years. We've been together since before he started driving trucks 14 years ago. Two years ago, he became an owner operator.
It has been tough to say the least. When things are good, I feel as if I have the best of both worlds. I am single through the week and married on the weekends.
When things are bad, I think why do I put up with this??? Some weeks when he is miserable, I wait all week for him to come home and then I wait all weekend for him to go back! We do not have children, just the furkids--dogs.
Since he has become an owner operator, if he isn't in the truck working, he is under it doing repairs.
I've gotten used to the independence needed to be a truck driver's wife, but sometimes, I would like some attention too.
My biggest question is this, How are you couples dealing with the new laws banning cell phone use while driving? My husband stopped using his phone while driving, at least that is what he is telling me. If that is the case, I think it is great! I was always scared when he was talking and driving, especially texting and driving. But he is not calling or texting at all. He leaves Sunday and is always home by Friday. This week, I got three texts. He is not ever there when I need to talk. I just want to know how his day is going. I want him to want to know how mine is going. For a while, he said all I did was bitch on the phone, so that is why he quit calling home.
He just started hauling for a new company this week. I really thought things would be different without the stress and drama from the last company. I realize he is busy working and learning the ropes, but I thought maybe I would be of some interest during his day.
Of course, the longer this goes on, the more my mind starts to wonder, If he's not calling me, who is he talking to? or worse?
When this man is home on the weekends, even though he does not have time to do anything with me, he seems very interested. My friends think he is a prince. And while he can be, I feel like I am outta sight, outta mind, through the week.
So what I really want to know is how are other truck driving couples coping with the new cell phone bans?