Its a marraige saver!!
(St. Augustine, Florida)
My husband helping another trucker get unstuck from the middle of A1A in Florida.
Unlike most women, I think his being over the road has saved our marriage. He's been doing this for nearly a decade now. Last year we moved for MY job, thinking he could work almost anywhere. Not true. In the extreme northeast, where it snows 9 months of the year, regional carriers run the roost. Most nation-wide carriers won't touch those areas. In this economy, no one gives up a regional job... so you can't get on with a regional carrier unless someone dies. No one died, and my husband was out of work for the better part of a year. In other words, he was up my butt and under my feet all dang day long. Drove me NUTS! He makes better money as a trucker, then I did as a newspaper editor, so we moved where he had a job waiting and its been a blessing. Don't get me wrong, I miss him terribly. And me giving up my job has made our finances tight. But I appreciate what my husband does for our family and I know how hard it is being away from home so much. The fact that we miss each other so much, has strengthened our marriage. We show more love when we are together, our conversations are more meaningful. That being said, my two favorite days are the days he comes home, and the days he leaves... everything in the middle is a struggle, but we make it work.