I Am a Truck Driver's Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 348 People

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2013

    Can anyone tell me the percentage of drivers

    that cheat? What do they do most? Massage places? Lot lizards, personal ads? Etc.
    Karli20014 Karli20014
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    Apr 7, 2014

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 24, 2013

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

    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

    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
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2012

    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
    7 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jan 24, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    I think the nice thing about having kids

    and being in a relationship with a truck driver is you don't necessarily have an empty bed... although, at times I do wish my man was home with me im not ever really alone or lonely. God do they keep me busy. I just started school and am very excited about this journey. I feel...
    califestyle1 califestyle1
    26-30, F
    Feb 26

    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

    I'm 20,and already a truck drivers wife.

    we moved from California to arizona and I miss my close knit family more than ever. Within a month living here we found out I was pregnant and now, I'm 25 weeks and alone. I don't really know anyone nor do I leave my house. I cry all the time. It's really hard how he has to...
    tyrareneemello tyrareneemello
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2013

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2014

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    chriscc11 chriscc11
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2015

    I have been a truck driver's wife

    for many years. It wasn't so bad when I was first married to him. I was busy working with my career and climbing the ladder and so when he came home it was a whole lot of fun. I've never been worried about him cheating, he's very devoted and respectful. Once I had my son, things...
    kristy1979 kristy1979
    36-40
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    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

    My husband decided to be a truck driver to pay

    our debts off. Debts which we have because someone cheated on us. I've been married for almost 10 years now. We don't have kids although we want them so much. Kris is a trucker just for 4 months but I can imagine how much it will influence our life and relationship. He's just...
    Emi679 Emi679
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    Newbie

    Well I don't really have any stories yet.  My husband just started training at a company.  He has been gone since January he won't be home until late April.  I live in Maine and I don't really have any family here.  I  have a few friends, but not close...
    Stickiestew Stickiestew
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 22, 2008

    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

    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
    11 Responses Nov 6, 2008

    I recently started dating a trucker ?

    and we get into arguments a lot about how much he sleeps..he's a very hard working man. and I'm very proud of him. but he will go days without sleep and it worries me sick. Idk what to tell him to make him just stop and rest.
    kuurahh kuurahh
    18-21, F
    Apr 3, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11
    26-30, F
    Aug 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    56-60, F
    4 Responses May 30, 2014

    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
    29 Responses Jan 4, 2011

    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
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 28, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Sep 3, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response May 30, 2013

    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for almost two years, things have always been great. Im young but I've never been so in love before and I know that i want to be with him for the rest of my life. He has just recently became a otr truck driver coming up on two months ago, although its been a very short amount of...
    annon85 annon85
    18-21, F
    Apr 3

    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
    16 Responses Jul 24, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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