The irritable trucker
My boyfriend is an OTR driver. He is gone for 4 weeks then home for a week. Anyway, he and I talk every night and often times when we talk he is irritable, snippy with me and negative about everything.
He is completely different when he's home. He will be happy when he's home and then when he goes back on the road, after a day or two, he's short and snippy with me again. It's really hurting my feelings!
When I've tried to talk to him about it he gets very defensive. He almost acts angry that I would even bring it up. He says he's tired and that he doesn't sleep well on the road. Believe me I get this.
I know he works his butt off and is super tired. But I still don't feel like that's a reason to be short and sometime down right rude to me. Oh and apparently it's not only me he's like that too. He's been that way with his friends too.
I just know that the job is getting to him. The lack of sleep, the stress, etc. I appreciate what he's doing but what do I do about how he's acting towards me?
We love each other very much. But I know he's unhappy with the job and he's tired but he's taking it out on me. How do I handle this?