I Am a Wife to a Traveling Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    Long Haul

    My husband is a long haul truck driver with a partner. He leaves on Thur. And gets back home by Mon night early Tues morn. I'm elated and happy when he gets home, but by the time Thurs comes around I am ready for him to leave. But while he is gone I miss him so much. My heart...
    mrcrackers mrcrackers
    1 Response Sep 23, 2013

    My husband just started this job about 5 months

    ago. He travels 80% out of the year so he's home about one week every month. I'm 20 years old and I have a three year old baby girl.... I get so down sometimes I can't get myself out if bed in the the morning.
    linettefaith linettefaith
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

    Wife Of A Teamster Traveling Husband

    I'm a proud stay at home mom of three and devoted wife to a hard working, traveling oil sands husband. Our schedule is usually two months on, two months off. My kids are ages 2, 6, 10. I have no help so it's often difficult juggling all household duties, especially with my...
    john3233 john3233
    Oct 22, 2012

    Lonely Wife To Career Driven Traveling Husband

    I am a former hairdresser of 25 plus years. I married my second husband at 36 and he was 29. I had married such a romantic man who was different than any other man I had dated. We were and are from two different worlds. I'm outgoing, social and have fun anywhere with whatever...
    Lmgoode64 Lmgoode64
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2013

    Through Thick And Thin....

    My husband and I have known each other for over 10 years. While we dated, we lived in cities on opposite sides of our state (400+ miles apart.)  Three years ago, I moved to N. California to be closer to him and we got engaged.  Shortly after, we got...
    MsChang MsChang
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    Hi, I am new to this site.

    I am 25 and we are in our 3rd year of our marriage. A few months ago my husband accepted a new job that requires him gone every 17 days and he only comes home for 4 days. I am new to all of this and it is very difficult. I am wondering how everyone handles being alone so much...
    slmarcy slmarcy
    26-30, F
    Jun 9, 2015

    It's What Brought Me to Discover Ep

    I had never heard of the Experience Project before but I was doing a search on "traveling husbands" and saw the group here. My husband's amount of travel has really picked up lately and I'm still learning to deal with it. I'm hoping it gets easier but I'm thinking that...
    DarkHuntress DarkHuntress
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2008

    Trying To Not Just Survive But Thrive As A Wife Alone!

    So my husband and I have known each other for 8 years married for nearly 3 and he's traveled since the very beginning. I was also a child of a traveling father, so kind of familiar with it all but that doesn't make it easy. We have lived all over, travel all overed and have been...
    philman1115 philman1115
    1 Response Oct 14, 2010

    Husband Starting Travel Job

    Am looking for any advise from u expert wives of travelling husbands. my hubby is about to start a new job, 75% travel! always been at home before this. He has always had unusual schedules, so i am approaching this like any other schedule change: will keep open mind, see what...
    jojo4141 jojo4141
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2012

    New To The Traveling Husband Thing And Need Support

    Hi there. My fiancé travels a bit for his job. We are a blended family with 4 kids and 2 of those are mine. My kids never had a dad and my fiance took on the role and treats them as his own. When he is home I am the happiest women in the world. He left yesterday for 2 weeks and...
    Devoted4ever Devoted4ever
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

    Finding It Difficult

    My husband travels for work and I find it very difficult to get on with things whilst he's gone. That in itself makes me feel like such an idiot. Why can't I just deal with it?
    lasscalledkass lasscalledkass
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2012

    Another Lonely Night

    My fiance works out of town quite often. The worst part of the day for me are the nights. I just want someone to cuddle up next too and can't help wondering if he is cuddling up to someone. The jealousy and knowledge that he had cheated on his ex wife frequently truly bother me...
    fields2cities fields2cities
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2012


    Well my husband and I are both Irish Travellers living in the UK so it makes sense we would travel! When I ws a child we moved to a settled house because of my sisters health issues, and I always missed travelling. Pa, my husband, was travelling when I met him, in his bachelor...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2013

    My Tenth Anniversary

    For the past two years I wanted a cruise or a trip for my tenth anniversary.Instead my husband decided it would be good for his career to go out on travel. It will be good for us financially but I also had a death in the family and am fighting depression. He left over my spring...
    goodtrip4me goodtrip4me
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2013

    What A Ride...

    My husband and I got married on September 15th, 2012. We dated for 5 years during college and moved to St. Louis together so he could pursue a job. He is a project manager for a industrial painting company which means most of his jobs are very far away. Four days after he...
    hscanlon hscanlon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

    I'm Leaving The Group

    Hi All, I'm happy to say that after years of being in this category, I'm going to leave the group. I am no longer going to be afflicted by this situation. After years of putting up with being left at home, we're posted. So from July my life changed 100% - no more work travel for...
    Pavlova8 Pavlova8
    1 Response Aug 8, 2013

    Are there any wives of traveling husbands out

    there who would like to chat? Could really use it.
    J005 J005
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    Sad And Lonely

    My husband job requires him to be on 14 days and home 14. I do understand the fact that he's away at work to provide for he and I both ! But its taking tole on the marriage. Recently my husband moved me 1800 miles away from my family and friends so that I would be closer to him...
    nubby8511 nubby8511
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2013

    Trying Not To Stress

    I've been married for almost 8 years and have two kids 4 1/2 & 1. The first 3 1/2 years before I had kids were very hard for me to deal with a long distance. And after having one child, I handled it better. But since having two kids and he's gone for half of each month or more. I...
    starcrossedfox starcrossedfox
    31-35, F
    Sep 27, 2013

    Hoping To Find Others In The Same Boat

    My husband travels a lot and this is occurring a lot more this year than in past years.  I'm not quite sure how well I am coping with this.  It puts a lot of pressure on the rest of my life to really hold up during those times and to be fulfilling and interesting and...
    Pavlova8 Pavlova8
    7 Responses Apr 30, 2012
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