I Am Married to a Truck Driver

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    Young Love

    I have been married to a truck driver for five months now.  He started doing long haul about four weeks ago.  He told me several times before we got married that he would end up doing long haul someday, and I told him that I would support him with whatever he did...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2009

    I Love My Husband

    It takes a very special person to be married to a truck driver or anyone with a job that takes him/her away from their family for an extended amount of time. When I was a teen, my mother’s friend was married to a man in the Navy. Every time her husband was away for an extended...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Jan 12, 2012

    Strange Men?

    I was working for Philipps at the time , drivers all over the place. One in particular would stop everyday for fuel and to talk..I didn't take note ,lets face it ..I wouldn't see a pass if it hit me between the eyes!lol.One day he asks "so do you date strange men?"...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2008

    Not Just a Job...

    Truck driving affects the whole family, not just the man or woman behind the wheel.  My husband was a truck driver when we met, and still is.  When we talked about our future together I told him I could handle him being away but I didn't want it to be that way...
    AmberwavessssofGrain AmberwavessssofGrain
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Oct 23, 2007

    Lonely Already

    First of all, we're not actually married, but we've been dating for 1 yr. 8 mos. and he moved in with me over the summer.  We started out long-distance...we lived about 45 minutes from each other and saw each other once or twice a week.  I thought that was hard! ...
    luvmyferts luvmyferts
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    So today my hubby leave

    for orientation at werner trucking company. I'm sad because his leaving for like 5 weeks but excited that he is finally following his dreams to better this family. I support him 100% and I'm always busy so we his been gone im always at work or taking care our daughter. We do...
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    May 28, 2015

    I Miss Him

    My husband is back over the road again. It's only day 3 of a 21 day absence and I already miss him like crazy.
    ShesAManEater ShesAManEater
    26-30, F
    Mar 5, 2013

    20+ Years

    I have been married to a trucker for over 20 years and they are a breed of their own. If you aren't a strong person on your own without him around, the chances of you being able to handle him being gone for very long aren't very good.       ...
    popcorn5876 popcorn5876
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    Married To A Trucker For 29 Years And Counting...

    I love my husband and I love the career he chose. At first it was very rough for me being young and not understanding all that was in front of me. I was a young woman with my first child when it all began and I suffered mentally. I really didn't know what to do with myself, being...
    Lovinggeegee Lovinggeegee
    46-50, F
    Apr 29, 2012

    Welcome To My World

    I have been married to a truck driver now for 8 yrs total, we dated our first 3 yrs, and decided to get married one weekend when he came home for his home time. Its a constant struggle to keep the marriage together. I have five kids by previous marriage, and he and I have no kids...
    911ldyD 911ldyD
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    My Husband Is A Truck Driver

    My husband has been a truck driver for six years now, it has been a difficult journey to be sure. Our whole relationship has been a tough one as it is because we were married young and had a ready made family. To save on the cost of child care we decided to work work opposite...
    bluetatoo19712000 bluetatoo19712000
    36-40, F
    Mar 11, 2012

    I am married to a truck driver he has just

    started a new job. So I do not know how long he will be out before I get to see him again but I assume it will be around 2 weeks. This times are hard for me I fight depression and PTSD on a normal basis without him gone but with him gone it is much worse.
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter
    41-45, F
    May 25, 2015

    My Marriage To A Truck Driver

    First of all I just want to say, I LOVE my husband so much!  I just feel as if I am the only one who makes any effort while he's on the road.  I have to be the one who calls or texts or sends messages on the computer.  Most of the time he won't even respond then!  I just want...
    murphy1378 murphy1378
    31-35, F
    Apr 5, 2011

    Do You Have A Secret?

    Do you have or know/suspect someone who has a secret "other" family? Maybe you have a secret life you'd want to reveal to your loved ones but needs help? I came across this message board and was hoping for a little of your time!I’m working with the producer and production...
    doublelifetvseries doublelifetvseries
    36-40, M
    Aug 19, 2011

    New To Truck Driving...feelings All Mixed Up!

    My husband and I have been married for almost 4 years. We both had 3 children from previous marriages so together we have 6 children. However, only 4 live with us. I adopted my husband's youngest son and my 2 step children live with their mother. Our youngest son has Congenital...
    Mommie2six Mommie2six
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2012

    5 Years

    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones because my trucker husband is home every night. He gets up at midnight and most nights gets home around 6pm, sometimes earlier, sometimes later. He's in bed by 7:30. I wonder sometimes if it would be easier if he was on the road for a couple...
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    Aug 28, 2012

    My Truck Drivery

    My husband and I have been together for 19 years all together. He has worked in the restaurant since he was 14. Until 2009 when he got fired. We were struggling bad. Fortunately our neighbour worked for a trucking company and got hima job on the dock. From there they gave him the...
    mrcrackers mrcrackers
    Sep 19, 2013

    my husband did not want to leave work

    because of the money when I miscarriage.
    leaf90McC leaf90McC
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2014

    It's Been 4 Weeks Now

    And it looks like he won't be back for at least another couple weeks.  If I had to summarize how I'm feeling at this point it would be lonely, resentful, overwhelmed and depressed.  My ex-husband had strange hours where he works and was not home as much as I would've...
    luvmyferts luvmyferts
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

    I Met My Husband

    .. at a truckstop. I worked there and he came in to buy some fule but didn't have any money on his comcard. We got to talking and found we were both from the same town, just a neighborhood apart. The rest is history. He loves to drive. I like when he is here but just recently he...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    It Takes a Special Someone to Be Married to a Trucker

    After a whirl wind romance my husband and i married on February 24, 2007. It was a small romantic wedding and life was awesome. I was blessed to have my husband home for two weeks after our wedding. Needless to say, that is the longest he has been home in a single period in a...
    mrsgranger20 mrsgranger20
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Nov 18, 2007
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