new to being a truckers (wife) girlfriend.....
(Perry, Michigan USA)
I am a 40 year old woman living with a man who is an over the road truck driver, I have two children from a previous marriage,although they have a father My boyfriend is more thier father then thier own. My boyfriend was an over the road truck driver years ago before he and I met. He has now became an over the road driver once again, this is all real new to me, I have never been alone at any point in my life I have always been married and my husband was always home at night, now I am with a man who is never home. I am not the easiet person to be proud of as a truckers (wife) girlfriend, but I am learning as I go. I know I need to be as supportive to him as I can, although I continue to find my self being selfish, always asking "when can you come home"? "why can you only stay home 8 hours"? or "why can you not stay home longer then over night"? none of it makes sence as to why I can not remember to be as supportive as I know I should be and can be. My man has worked his butt off to give my children (mind you they are not his) and myself a roof over our head, clothes on our back and food in our guts! yet he never complains only talks about how much more he can work to buy us a bigger nicer home to live in. No I that is not fair to him for me to complain like I do and to say things like "you dont need to know what goes on here at home because you are never here". which in turn makes it harder for him, because not only does he have the stress of what he has going on, on the road, I am adding to all that stress with the garbage at home I can and need to handle. I will not lie to any of you, being a truckers (wife) girlfriend is in no way easy, but these men are doing everything to keep our lifes easy.
I guess all I am saying is if you are new to this life listen to those of us who are already going through it,and learn from us. stay true and strong to those men, do you really think that being away from thier family is any easier for them then it is for us? Do you think they like it anymnore then we do? NO, think about it.