Listen to my story and tell me what you think ladies.
(Los Angeles, CA)
I'm 21 years old and have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. He has been training in school to become a trucker and has been scouted by a major trucking company already and starts his extern-ship in January.
He came to me and discussed recently that he wanted to do cross country, with a partner, which is higher pay. He told me he wanted to make a lot of money at first so he can buy a house and what not.
We have a relationship where we respect each other and support one another's decisions. I recently have been struggling with completely accepting this.
I mean, we can go days without seeing each other because we live in different cities, and then be close like we were never apart, so I'm not worried about that too much.
I also like the idea of not having to shave for a couple of weeks, or looking real cute (haha), but honestly, i am thinking about long term.
I'm really starting to think about the big picture now that this is all really happening. Do I want to say my vows to a man that will be gone most of the time for the rest of my life?
Will I resent him for being gone when our child needs to be rushed to the ER? Will I over react if he doesn't act overly excited to see me when he gets home and decides to plop himself on the couch all night?
He is a good man, and he has a lot of integrity. I know he would be a good husband and father, but I really need to know how you trucker wives really feel about being married to someone who is never home.
1. I am curious as to how much a trucker makes.
2. I also get scared alone at night, how do you cope?
3. Are they gone most holidays?
4. Whats up with these "lot lizards"