Trucking is the hardest job this family has ever had.
When we got married my worked in a factory. Three years ago due to fiances he trained to be otr driver. We knew no truckers or trucker wives and we did know what life on the road would be like.
I never agreed to be a single mom. Also for me marriage is a physical and loving relationship. The love continues to grow even though we are apart maybe just for that reason. However he is not home to hold me when all I really need to get through a difficult day is a hug.
In addition, trucking can be very profitable, yet very expensive. During layover time my husband can spend alot, in addition it seems he always need something for the truck such as GPS, atlas, gloves, broom, and the list goes on and on.
In addition, the amount of trust a couple married or not is over whelming some times especially during layovers.
The kids are growing quickly and he misses out on almost everything. The kids miss their dad greately. On the other hand when he is home the time spent with the children is very good quality time. I wonder sometimes if other trucker wives struggle as much as me or if I just make a really lously trucker wife.