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I Am a Truck Driver's Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 338 People

    Santa Baby! Put A Good Man Under My Tree! Santa Baby! Wrapping Up Just For Me!

    Five Christmas's ago I asked Santa for a Good Man!  My seven year old was quick to point out a few months later that Santa had answered my request and sent me a good man!Five Christmas's later I asked Santa to send my Good Man home for the Holiday's!  Santa was quick to let me...
    KatYourAvonRep KatYourAvonRep 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    Missing Driver Please Read And Help

    My husband Adam Freitas is a driver for CR England on truck number 51243. His last known location was Salt Lake City on June 22. He has completely dropped off the radar ignoring all freinds and family. Company not helping me locate him. Please help me spread the word he is...
    brooksjenniferm brooksjenniferm 41-45 5 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    Just Found This Site

    Hello all, I have been a Truck Driver's Wife for a little under a year now.  We moved to a new town and I only know the people I work with and sometimes it's hard to relate to them because they are able to drive home to their family each and everyday.  My husband is the...
    bunnela bunnela 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    I Love My Trucker!

    I am one of the lucky ones mine is home every night. he does work very long hours but is in my bed every night. wishing all of you ladies with the OTR husbands the best. Just make every moment you get with them as wonderful as can be. being a trucker is hard on them too.
    Peach1974 Peach1974 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    Can anyone tell me the percentage of drivers

    that cheat? What do they do most? Massage places? Lot lizards, personal ads? Etc.
    Karli20014 Karli20014 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Im a truck drivers soon to be wife.

    My fiance and I have been together off and on for 3 years and hes been driving for 1. I have tried numerous exausting hours, days and months to be supportive. Ive packed him up and out serveral time's and I must say it never gets easier. I hate it and I kind of resent him for...
    BabyBunnie BabyBunnie 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    I was joking around with my husband about me

    been jealous he had gone to eat somewhere I been wanting to go I text him joking around " Guess who is not getting bj. Yup this guy (picture of him flipping off the camera inserted) and of course I will **** my self because u sure aren't" His reply was "I ****** hate when u...
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F Aug 29

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    IDC Hell

    If you live anywhere near a southeastern state beginning with a T, don't work for IDC. The people in that yard have trouble getting people miles. Then they get you out and can't get you back toward home and you sit and sit and sit and sit. The one time I went out with him we had...
    catlover47 catlover47 46-50, F Sep 24, 2013

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    My husband has been driving

    for just about two years now. At first I was working too and trying to attend college. I really thought I was going crazy for a long time. We have three kids to keep busy also. Eventually what it takes is a strong relationship, great communication, and help with depression...
    TruckerWifeMayhem TruckerWifeMayhem 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Pregnant Truckers Wife

    My husband and I have been together for 2 years (married for a month now) and he drives for an o/o. He gets home for a few days after he's been out for 1-3 weeks. I miss him like crazy when he's gone and get so disheartened when his loads get changed and he can't come home for...
    truckerswife241989 truckerswife241989 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    Personal Problems

    My husband is a truck driver and rarly at home has three outside kids(that he's had on me ) so recently he has somebody driving his truck and now he claims he's going with somebody else every so often I believe hes lying what do you think? The bills is always behind
    Montecarlo12 Montecarlo12 26-30 2 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    My Husband Is Now A Truck Driver 2013

    Well Im 26 Yrs Old And We Have A 2 Yr Old Son I Know If My Husband Didn't Do This We Wouldn't Be Able To Give Our Son The Life We Dream Of For Him. We've Been Together For 4 Yrs Now And Been Homeless More Then Once Always Struggling To Make Ends Meat And To Pay All Of Thee Bills...
    michelle2013 michelle2013 26-30 3 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Keep Myself Busy

    I've been with my husband for a little over 2 years. Been married for 8 months and have been a otr truckers wife for about 9 months now. I have two boys from my previous marriage and my husband and I have a little boy ourselves. I'm a busy mom, which thankfully takes up a lot of...
    Myhoneyb Myhoneyb 31-35 Aug 5, 2013

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    Hi everyone! I am new to the group

    and new to being an OTR truckers wife. I have been married for 7 1/2 years and my hubby has always been a truck driver/ fire fighter. It has never been an issue before and I was used to him being gone for a week or so at a time. Now he is gone for 21 days at a time and only home...
    TruckersAngel TruckersAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    What Is Going On Here?

    Well I just wanted to share my story on here with you guys since this lifestyle can be hectic. I'm 26 years old and my husband is 28 we got married last October and everything was great. He just started working over the road for about 6 months now and he keeps telling me things...
    tiffanyannevitale tiffanyannevitale 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    A New Friend

    Michele, her names Michele. Sadly, my husband got called into work early instead of leaving Monday he got called in yesterday, so the idea of us having just one more week to do what ever we wanted together was just thrown right out that window. His friend Clint, who is around 45...
    Gene86 Gene86 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    I Don't Want This Life

    My fiance and i met through mutual friends after 12 years of each being told we would be perfect for eachother and yet never being in the same place at the same time to meet. We met on July 7 of 2007 and spend every minute of his vaction together before he had to go back home. we...
    shyleeblue shyleeblue 31-35 4 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Does It Get Easier!?

    I want to be something other than a truck drivers wife, but I can't see beyond that at this time. I am 26 years old, looking at disability. Hubby and I just moved pretty far from everything we know for this new job opportunity of his, better than it was in a way, and worse in...
    Gene86 Gene86 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    Independence

    After 10 years of marriage to a manager, my husband quit his job, took $3,000 out of our retirement fund and took a truck driving course. We have been struggling trying to support two teenaged girls ever since. He loves his job but wants to be home more. He calls every day...
    OTRspouse OTRspouse 51-55, F 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Another More Months

    Since January 16th I have seen my husband a total of 7 days.  I won't be seeing him for another few weeks.  This is harder than I thought.  When we started this adventure, we were not really in the best financial shape.  We thought this would make it better...
    Stickiestew Stickiestew 36-40, F 3 Responses May 26, 2008

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    Wish I Was Stronger

    I am a truckers nightmare. I have been a horrible horrible wife. My guilt consumes me! I have been with my trucker for nearly 8 years and married for almost 5. We live like roommates.... completely. Way back when it all began I really thought I was a strong woman, that I...
    jgirl1980a jgirl1980a 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    This Is Not Easy

    I'm 24 and my husband is a truck driver and is 39. I have two kids from a previous marriage. I'm new at this but are finding it hard to manage my kids, my career, home life and deal with my husband being gone. We communicate very well but missing him and handling everything else...
    babydollgarcia babydollgarcia 22-25 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    Cheating Trucker

    So. I have this problem and i just don't know what to do so let me put it out there for all you trucker wife's in the hopes that you will all give me some good feed back. Every time i bring up my driver ( whom just asked me to marry him over Christmas, I said YES) this girl that...
    karenkokes karenkokes 31-35, F 28 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    On The Road...

    My hubby invited me to go on the road with him for the last half of his run. I'm so excited! The weather sucks but I'm traveling in it anyway. I have to meet him at linehaul but I'm traveling through the snow anyway lol I don't get the opportunity that often to go on the road...
    BiButterfly BiButterfly 26-30, F Oct 29, 2011

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    He Just Left For The First Time.

    I am pretty independent, I can do all the stuff around the house, I can take care of the boy.  I can feed the dogs and on and on.  What I am not used to doing is not having my man at home.  He was unemployed for 18 months.  Our entire relationship.  It was wonderful.   We...
    vanstorm vanstorm 36-40 5 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    My husband is having a bad time with been at

    work all day and still not making enough to do things and not having time to do things. I don't know what to do or say to make him feel better.
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I Lost It Tonight

    My emotions have got the best of me. He's been gone 2 weeks and not coming home for atleast another week. My phone will be turned off tomorrow so there is no way to communicate with him until he gets home. My friends and family is 2 hours away and I have no one except my 2 kids...
    truckersgf truckersgf 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    Sad Trucker Wife

    I have been married to my husband for 6 years, he has been a driver for 3 years. We have three kids 4 y.o. twins and a 6 y.o. My husband became a driver because daycare cost too much for both of us to work, I had to leave my job. I am grateful that I get to stay at home with my...
    twife07 twife07 26-30 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Engaged To A Truckdriver....

    First of all he was gone for almost 6 months for CR England and I barely saw him during that time - they were not too good at giving hometime and now he works for Spokane Produce and although its a bit more local and I do see him unfortunately the time is spent arguing or in bits...
    LadyDevina LadyDevina 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Welcome to My Life!

    My husband has been driving OTR for almost 30 months. We have been married July will be 3 years.  We have a "brady-bunch" family. I have 2 from previous relations, he has 3 from previous relations. We have one together and are expecting another in January...
    supermommyof7 supermommyof7 31-35 6 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    Lonely As Can Be

    I am a truck drivers wife. I have been with my truck driver for 13 years and I think I have come to the end of the road. Although I have made it clear how much I hate him being gone he still goes. I guess  I am lucky because he is home much more than most truck drivers but...
    autumnmist autumnmist 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    What The Hell?

    My husband is gone about 5to6 days a week. He does nothing but sit around and seems like hes willing to chat to everyone but me. He dosent do much at all around the house and only drives the three kids to school. Hes been looking at **** all the time and when he comes home only...
    abouthadit abouthadit 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    OK here goes. My husband

    and I have been married for almost 5 years. I have always cried and showed him I miss him. I know it makes it hard on him. I was so empty for love that I started talking to an old boyfriend that is also a truck driver. My husband has been driving for 32 years. He loves his job...
    lonesomedove2 lonesomedove2 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I Want This To Work!

    My husband and I have been married for 6 years (his 3rd and my 2nd). He has been an otr driver for over 18 years. I understand the stresses of being on the road for days on end and dealing with dispatchers and traffic and truck breakdowns. I try my best to be supportive and...
    tgirl65 tgirl65 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Getting Ready To Watch Him Go....

    Me and my husband have been married for 17yrs,we have 7 kids 6-18yrs of age.We are spending our last week 1/2 as a family before he leaves to training and road time,let me say I am scared,sad and worried.We have been seperated before but never have we been this close to one...
    warlordsbaby warlordsbaby 36-40, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    The Life Of A Truck Driver Wife

    I am a truck drivers wife!! we have been married for almost twelve years. How ever we just started our own trucking company eight months ago it has been a long road! my husband has had his CDL for 13years and has drove off and on  for other people throughout out our marriage...
    mymansatrucker mymansatrucker 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    Not Sure How To Ask Him!

    I am a truckers wife for only two years now and when he comes home I am very excited and can't wait to see him, last weekend he brought the semi home, I helped him clean the inside and was throwing stuff away, he tells me to go thru the receipts because his paperwork is due and...
    Nourpriorities Nourpriorities 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    New To Having To Miss My Husband

    My husband and I have been married for 12 years.  We have 2 wonderful boys.  All 12 years he worked for the same company and then made the mistake of being shop Stewart for the union.  They decided to trump up charges and terminate him.  Well he worked for the...
    grinchypoo grinchypoo 36-40, F 14 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    Need Help Coping

    My husband has been driving OTR for almost two months now. He is home every other weekend and I miss him so much! I feel guilty saying that because I know some driver wives only see their men once every 45 days. We just celebrated 22years of marriage. We have two children...
    spouseofbipolar spouseofbipolar 41-45 2 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    My fiancé just started driving.

    I'm expecting and so lonely. I found bad things where he was trying to meet other women on his phone. Should I just give up now?
    Karli20014 Karli20014 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    Newlywed And Now He's Leaving :(

    My husband and I have been married less than a year, but have been together for almost five years. The job he has now is a complete dead end as a delivery driver. He has had back problems because of having to lift awkward, bulky, product. The chiropractor says it can get better...
    purdeegurl purdeegurl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    New Truckers Wife

    So my husband just left for training today. Weird, but i've been crying all day. He'll be gone for 2 weeks, home for 2 days, ect. I don't know if I can really deal with this. I'm not used to living like I'm alone. I'm used to going with him everywhere, and him doing the...
    amberlynn00 amberlynn00 22-25 14 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    My Life

    I met my husband about 10 years ago. We have been married four six years now and have four children. Nick my husband has been a otr truckers for 3 years now and he makes it home maybe twice a month, the hardest part of being a truckers wife is not only never having any free time...
    heyleylyn heyleylyn 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    New At This

    My husband and i have two kids girl 1 year old and a five year old boy and my husband is getting ready to start trucking school the 18 of this mth and we have been together for seven years everyday spent together an now he is about to start long hauls and reality hit me good...
    truckerswifeoftwo truckerswifeoftwo 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    As I had a huge blow out fight with my truck

    driver husband this past weekend about him never being home to pitch in I decided to Google 'Truck Driver Wife' and found this group. I read these stories and can identify with everyone. He was OTR when we had a 2 yr. old, he was home only 1 week a month. That was really hard...
    melaniemeier melaniemeier 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Not What We Expected

    My husband was in an auto accident 2 years ago while headed to a job site. He sustained injuries that required surgery, physical therapy and almost a year on worker's comp. Once he got the okay to go back to work, he learned that there wasn't a postion for him. He searched for...
    adelaidefarm adelaidefarm 26-30 3 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    This Is Becoming Unbearable!

    Truck driver's wife life!  It sound like the title of a poem but this life is not working for me.   My husband has been working as a truck driver for as long as I can remember.  He has been over the road for the past five years and I see him every two to three...
    gladiola gladiola 51-55 10 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Wild Weekend

    A little back ground... I am constantly on the go and constantly working.  I have a regular job that has been good to me for 20 years...  I have a few "home party" businesses that I run and recently added AVON to my list of activities.  This weekend, we added...
    KatYourAvonRep KatYourAvonRep 41-45, F Oct 11, 2010

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    Marry To A Truck Driver That I Love So Much

    Just found the site and wanting to share my experience and truck driver world with people who can relate.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2013

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    I am new to the site btw.

    .. I am soon to be married to an OTR trucker that plans on becoming local in a couple months. We have been together for a year and 3 months of his 2 years trucker career. I love him more than anything in the world he is also my best friend, i couldn't ask for a better guy! Today...
    trinityb13 trinityb13 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Hey everyone! I have a question

    that I hope you can all help me with. My boyfriend is a truck driver and he seems so distant and detached sometimes. I know that they tend to be "loners" but if they want to be alone all the time then why be in a relationship? My question/problem is this... I recently had a...
    Christa9584 Christa9584 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Can anyone tell me if I am wrong to be angry at

    my husband for not coming home because my sister died. He was not home when my mom died or when my dad died. He did not even ask if I wanted him home! I have faced being alone the other times but this just hit me really hard. He says he feels guilty and I said you should feel...
    PONCAWOLF27 PONCAWOLF27 51-55, F 2 Responses May 30

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    I Love My Husband!!!!!

    My husband and I have been together for 7 years nrxt month but we mrried Sept 2009. He was an OTR driver before 4 years ago and this go aroundd we are just in a totaly different place in life and we also have a 2 y/o daughter. I am missing him so much he has been gone now...
    Meshela Meshela 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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