My husband just became a truck driver

by Erin
(Dublin, Ga)

Ladies of truck driving husbands, I don't know how you do it! I can't handle it and he has only been gone for 7 weeks. I don't like the fact that it takes so long, and I do wonder if he will ever get any home time. I would love some advice on how you ladies cope because I am a mess!!

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Mar 31, 2015
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He never comes home NEW
by: Vicki

My husband was out of work for a couple of years and finally took a job as a truck driver. my understanding was that he would be back occasionally if even for the weekend but they never seem to be able to route him home. I have seen him one day in the last three months.

The worst part is his driver manager keeps telling him that he will try to route him home and then sends him off to the other side of the country. It breaks my heart to hear the stress in his voice when he talks to me.

Is this normal?

Mar 22, 2015
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if you need a friend NEW
by: Anonymous

My bf is on the road more then I see him and I knew he was a trucker when I met him so I knew what I was getting into. I just didn't realize how hard it is to be away from someone your in love with. I hate it but he is a great man. If you ever need to email someone woven your stressing out having a bad day I'm here. Brunettebaby71@gmail.com...like making new online friends in the same situation..

Mar 17, 2015
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by: Anonymous

I hate coming home and seeing his personal truck because i know hes gone im expecting him to come to car. I miss him so much and feel alo e and just miss him.

Feb 19, 2015
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Re:My husband just became a truck driver NEW
by: Linda Boggs

My husband has been driving a long time before I even met him. He is no an owner operator and owns his truck. I always knew he would eventually be gone for up to 2 months at a time, I just didn't expect it to begin less than 6 months after we got married. Is hard sometimes but we talk every day sometimes 2 times a day or more. We have to be sure to keep the communication lines open. We discuss everything and sometimes I make the final decisions sometimes he does. It's a lot od give and take for both of us. We are devoted to each other and very respectful of each other. This has always been his dream to be Owner Operator with his own truck. He is able to be home more often now that he owns his truck and able to stay for longer visits. Just make sure you keep the line of communication always open, have respect for each other and don't stray......I hope you can both make things work well. Use the support of these pages and other support groups like these. It is hard, but can be very worth it. We haven't grown tired of each other at all :)

Feb 19, 2015
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Trucker wifes hard time dealing with them gone NEW
by: Anonymous

To all you trucker wifes it is hard butbif you always keep that communication open and talk to each other often and face time as some do isthe only way to cope believe. Im soon to be a ex wife of a trucker becausebof communication abandament but dont let my situation scare you. You all know in your heart and love and trust each and you should be fine. MY husband just is not a faithful man and always had a agenda I dont believe there are many man that treat there wifes with disrespect as he has. But yes communication pay the bills get ahead if you can and maybe more time for hubby! Best wishes Ladies Robin

Feb 19, 2015
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It has not been easy... NEW
by: Anonymous

Being a truckers wife has been the most difficult thing to do. When my husband started last year in May, it was sooooo difficult at first... I cried EVERY SINGLE night... I couldn't handke being alone. We have been married for 15, 4 children from 13,10,5,and a 7 nth old baby, and I had never been with out him. Sleeping on a bed pregnant with 3 kids and one on the way was very emotional, the feeling soooo lonely was really hard. It's been almost a year now and yes I can say I sort of am doing better... I am proud that he provides for us and that he is an OTR truck driver, but Everytime he leaves I still have tears in my eyes. With anything you get into a routine and get used to it, but missing him and having him home will always be there... we talk everyday and FACETIME so he can see the kids and each other helps. But trust me it will be ok... If you need another trucker wife to talk to and vent just email me at chiquitapr31@yahoo.com. We are all family in this truck life... :)

Feb 19, 2015
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husband new to trucking NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi! My husband is also new to trucking. He's been gone almost 5 weeks now. He's actually having a more difficult time with the separation than I am. Having daily contact helps, and for our 12 year old son, I keep a map, so he always knows where his dad is. Everyone handles the stress differently, I guess. I am fine being independent and on my own. Not everyone is. We are holding on to the hope that this will open new doors, for all of us. It's an adventure, that's for sure. Good luck, keep your head up, and be patient. Better things are coming!!

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