truck driver blues from the wife point of views
I have recently married a truck driver, met him as a truck driver, and i am still trying to adapt. Adapt to him leaving, i cry almost every time !! Adapt to not knowing when he will be home, when he will leave again.
For a few years he had two runs and we at least always knew when he would leave and when he would be back, but funny enough, i would still cry LOL. I don't mind my time to myself, as long as it is not too long, and we talk everyday.
Some say well keep busy and so on...it's not about keeping busy, and doing other things and going out etc, its about missing a partner, missing the everyday routine With someone you love, being able to reach out and kiss them and hug or just BE in their presence everyday.
Being the wife of a trucker is hard and emotionally difficult, but i love him dearly, and will constantly try and be strong and supportive.
I do say how i feel, but also give him my love. Sometimes i do get upset and take a time out, cry and pout!! But Man do we get it on when he gets home !!! LOL dinner and candles and lots lots of love is my main objective !!!
I was down and read this site, it helped me a lot to know i am not alone !!! Trust, is huge, communication is key (even though my man does not talk, he is learning, its good for both of us and healthy).
You are not alone .... you are not selfish and unreasonable, we just hurt sometimes, and need affection, and to know the connection is there.
I have my husband take pictures and send them to me, so i can see where he is, what the sky looks like, or the load etc, i love that.