Nurturing the relationships is especially important as a long distance trucker. This is an entirely different lifestyle and naturally places a strain on most relationships. Especially if you were around each other all of the time.
There are many things that you can do to nurture your relationship. Here are some ideas.
Send a letter or card once a month with a heartfelt message
Be mindful in your communication not to attack or criticize too much. Especially not more than you praise or acknowledge.
Don't be disrespectful and condescending toward your spouse in your communication. Be loving and supportive. About what you disagree with, communicate the reason why without the attitude. Do that with love and in a supportive manner as well!
When we are the ones guilty of this behavior or attitude issues, it is sometimes harder to recognize or even accept when it is told to us. That is why I talk about personal development and mindset.
If your spouse has told you that the way you communicate or don't communicate is problematic, take it serious enough to think about what is said and examine your actions/words.
Go further and ask close
friends who have spend time around enough to give you feedback on
whether your behavior or communication is problematic or not.
None of us are perfect and maybe you have habits that were modeled to you by parents or guardians that are not good or even fair. Maybe you have been trained by behavior or pain from a past relationships that has affected you and you don't realize.
So you have to realize that there is nothing wrong with examining yourself and making sure you are doing things in a beneficial way to you and your relationships. Because to improve not only helps your significant other it helps you! (Not just in this relationships but all relationships, including with your dispatcher therefor, it can enhance or detract from your pay if your attitude, behavior or communication is lacking)
So that is enough on this but I hope you are able to read this page like a person not in your body but an observer of yourself on a screen evaluating your performance in lifestyle.
If your performance is good you will win an award of happiness and strong relationships. If your performance is bad, you will experience relationship drama, stress and possibly pain and eventually lost of love.
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