I Am a Musician's Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    Married To The Music.

    I married my husband in December 2011. We have been friends for many years, and hit it off great when we decided to be together. I struggle with the musings of a musician everyday, just like any other musician's wife. I support his band all the way, and believe in them like no...
    YouCantFightFate YouCantFightFate
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2012

    Old Joke: What Do You Call a Musician Without a Wife Or Girlfriend?

    Answer: "homeless".     Having said that ... it's a hard living but rewarding if you can pull it off and I have a lot of respect for people who can pay the bills with their musical skills.
    JohnJay60 JohnJay60
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2009

    On The Playground

    Yep, that's where we met, on the playground... third grade recess. Favorite time of day! In a heated game of tag-your-it, i pushed him down and planted one on his chubby cheek. Fast Forward, my third year in college (still a sophomore by credit hours) I'm at a party, Hula...
    stephanie04g stephanie04g
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 25, 2010

    It's Now Or Never.

    My husband and I have been married for going on 15 years. He has played music for 13 of them. We met in collage got married young and had two boys by the time we were 22. After working hard for 13 years Mark felt and I agreed it was now or never with his music career. He plays...
    Tcoryell Tcoryell
    31-35, F
    Apr 9, 2012

    Aww...birds Chirpin, Bells Ringin....or What The Heck Am I Getting Into??!

    Hi all, First time on this site and I am so glad I found it. I am engaged to a musician. All his life he has wanted to be a rock star and play on the big stage. He had a pretty successful band before they split and he moved to Los Angeles, where he bumped into me. He has...
    serendipity887 serendipity887
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2012

    Although I've only been married

    for a year, my husband and I have been together for almost 14, we're high-school sweethearts. He's the drummer and back up vocalist of the band which he formed with his brothers at the age of 13. Needless to say music has and continues to be a life long struggle and pursuit...
    Schmoolie Schmoolie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    Still Together After 38 Years!

      I am new to this site but I am not new to living with and being married to a musician.  My husband and I have been married for almost 35 years, and we still struggle with the "music" thing.  We have raised two absolutely beautiful, smart, independent...
    daveswife daveswife
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    His Happiness And My Stress

    When my husband and I started dating several years ago I knew he was a drummer. He had been playing for years and I had even been to some of his shows. I used to go to his shows and we would drink and have a good time together. Now we are married and have 2 small children. I...
    drummerwife drummerwife
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2013

    Check This Out On You Tube

    You poor dear sweet things I love and admire you all. I am a female musician and I have seen first hand how cool you are and what you go through. I just thought you might get a kick out of this: check out Pat Donahue's "Would You Like to Play the Guitar" on you tube. it's...
    zeniachardin zeniachardin
    41-45, F
    Apr 30, 2012

    Engaged To A Musician #2

    Just checking in:   He is on day 6 of his 10 day tour in colorado....I am watching him play live online. This is the only show that is streaming live, and that I actually get to see while he is out of town. I thought I missed him a lot without watching this live streaming...
    joyride383 joyride383
    Mar 27, 2012

    As I'm writing this post,

    I am in tears because while I am not a musician's wife, I am the girlfriend of a musician (we are very committed to each other and we currently live together) and I NEVER thought I would be going through all these emotions and feelings that everyone else seems to be feeling as...
    deexlee deexlee
    22-25, F
    Feb 9, 2016

    My Life With A Guitar Guy + Kids

    My husband and I met eight years ago. We got pregnant right away, and had to choose quickly whether or not to to through with it. I was 28, and I had always wanted to be a mother so it seemed like the only logical choice. He played guitar, and he was so hansome and loving! I...
    monardella monardella
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2012

    I Have Been Married To A Musician For Almost 5 Years Now

    I saw this website a couple of days ago and read some of the stories.  A lot the experiences and feelings many of you are feeling are exactly how I feel sometimes.  It is always nice to know that you are not alone.  To cope with some of the struggles I have had and still have...
    christymland christymland
    2 Responses May 29, 2012

    Married for 3 years now.

    Known each other for ten. I am gyming alone as I type even though this was supposed to be a group activity. If not at gigs, he is at home learning 'techniques' . I left my steady well paying job to this place where I now work as an intern in a place where there is no respect. I...
    danpam14 danpam14
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2015

    Engaged To A Musician

    Hey ladies!!! I'm marrying a musician this coming summer.....We have been together almost 10 years, and are finally putting it in ink....Very excited and in love, we are. That being said, his career is just taking flight...Tours are becoming more frequent, Shows are selling out...
    joyride383 joyride383
    Mar 19, 2012

    To All The Musician's Wives - From The Other Side......

    A little story from the inside. Not as a wife but as a musician. I don't know how to say this and much of this may end up being rambling since I just happened to stumble on this group and it struck a nerve... Believe me, this is a disease that is very hard to control. It's as...
    dontknow0123 dontknow0123
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2012

    I have been married to my husband almost 20

    years now.I have watched his career go full circle. My husband is visually impaired so for the last 15 years I have been in the sideline.Until Feb 2014 I ended up with breast cancer. I have had to pass my duties onto our son,who himself is an amazing musician.When I got sick my...
    1oldbandwife 1oldbandwife
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    Thanks To The Ladies

    If it weren't for the fact that I am a mother of 3 working full time and married to a guitar player / lead singer of a fulltime working band...I would write more! However, wanted to thank all the awesome committed girls who posted on here and saved my sanity
    candisschildress candisschildress
    Jul 28, 2013

    It's the touring, the being on the road

    for 4 weeks that is eating me up inside, keeping cheerful for him, putting on a face of self-reliance, but inside, I feel unhinged, unmoored. I am deeply in love with my man. The relationship is going on two years, but we're older and have both been around the block and when we...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 4, 2016

    We met a couple years ago

    but started dating last January and in June 2014 he asked me to marry him. We will be getting married August 2016 and I'm so worried about us being married, because I don't want to end in divorce. In the beginning of our relationship he had started to move himself into my house...
    brittany12309 brittany12309
    26-30, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    I have been with my husband

    for almost seven years and he is a musician through and through. I have always wanted him to be able to pursue his dreams, we now have three kids together. I have such a hard time not making him the bad guy while he is following his dreams. I hate being alone especially being...
    faithjanette1 faithjanette1
    31-35, F
    Mar 4, 2014

    Married to a Musician

    I have been married to a musician for ten years. We were practically kids ourselves when we got married, and neither of us knew what we were getting into. Our marriage is solid, and generally good, but the band is certainly the one thing we have fought about throughout...
    alm81 alm81
    19 Responses Sep 11, 2009

    I Am A Dead Musician's Wife

    I miss him more than words can say. He died from cancer just 6 months ago. His music was part of my life just as he was and I doubt if I will ever find another man to relate to in the same way unless he also happens to be a musician. It's just that once the music gets in your...
    lostoneormore lostoneormore
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2011
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