Tips for surviving being a trucker's wife
Support your man--Being out on the road day in day out isn't easy for him either. He needs to know that you've got his back.
TALK to him---show interest in what he's doing, where he's going, the shippers & recievers he's dealing with. Even the landscape he's seeing, & traffic on the road.
Incorporate HIS day to day life into the conversation.
Share with him--tell him (not nag, or complain) what's going on at home. KEEP YOUR ANXIETIES IN CHECK!!
He can feel helpless because he's not there to help you out, or he can feel like you're nagging him, & that can lead to him becomming anxious as well & cause him to "pull back".
Send him pics of what's going on at home. (slip in a pic of just yourself too)
When he comes home--Don't lay into him about chores, kids,and other problems. Instead greet him with loving, open arms, let him know you are glad he's home.
Slip the other stuff in later and NICELY!!!!!!
When he leaves--Show him gratitude. Let him know how wonderful it was to have him home, & let him know that you'll be ok while he's gone (because you WILL).
Tell him you'll miss him & look forward to his return.
Let him know you are thinking of him--slip a note into his duffle bag from you & the kids, to be discovered later.
Don't nag--it's rough on you that he's gone, but don't nag at him about being gone. He knows it's rough. Bring that topic up in a NICE, & CALM mannor.
Letting him know that you appreciate him, & support him & can hold down the fort, will make HIM also appreciate YOU, & keeps him looking forward to comming home.