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I Am Married to a Truck Driver

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    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...
    MJVT MJVT 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45 Sep 19, 2013

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 28

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 46-50 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    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 36-40, F May 25

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2012

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    my husband did not want to leave work

    because of the money when I miscarriage.
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    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 26-30 10 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older

    Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey results showed that women were significantly more willing than men, to marry a partner who was 5 years older than they were. On the other hand, it also...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want to be married. i jIust feel like it probably wont happen.. I would love to be with that special someone. But I haven't had any luck with my past relationships or the guys...
    Jose020 Jose020 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I just want to put it out there. I am HAPPILY married to a very loving and supportive man. He is my rock, and my best friend. I would never even think of doing anything to hurt...
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 12 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Fricken right they run for ever and are a great truck.
    chubbyhubby250 chubbyhubby250 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    An uncle........the driver took my dead uncle & put him in the drivers seat ( 3-4 were killed ) and preTENDED for years that it was my uncle driving ( he was eventually found out...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been married for 16 years, together 17. We married fairly young, and quickly. My husband is a good guy (overall)and there is no abuse or red flags. Though, there are...
    emk38 emk38 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It isn't that I don't think I'll ever get married, it is that I don't think I'll ever want to get married. With divorce rates over 50% and a biased divorce court, I don't want to...
    AdArbitrium AdArbitrium 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have a very different view point on marriage. Having never been married myself, but have observed the "sanctity" of marriage in family members and friends over the years. It has...
    justlovedhim justlovedhim 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have so many to mention I had to create a you tube account for the videos under Lethbridge drivers who fail!
    speeedy01 speeedy01 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I was driving behind one a couple of weeks ago. He is lucky the 911 dispatcher never answered the phone or I would have told the police about him. There was a cop just down the...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I have been married 41 years. The first 15 were good. I stayed married for many reasons. Always the children or what I had accomplished. One thing then the other. Time went on and...
    Christmas74 Christmas74 56-60, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    its my dream also.. at my age im still single and never been married. its not too late for me to dream..hope i will find the right man for me..coz i wanna get married once and be...
    empire28 empire28 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I know many people will make judgmental comments. I don't really care. I just need to get this out. My relationships in the past have always ended with me hurt due to infidelity...
    BrittBratz BrittBratz 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Here's my story: I grew up in a tiny, deeply Southern town. With a small, close minded, religious family. Being different was difficult and coming out as gay was downright...
    lovelyconflict lovelyconflict 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I would love to get married one day and have a beautiful baby. my bf said that he is open to getting married again and having more kids. maybe one day he will ask and give me his...
    LadyLyric311 LadyLyric311 22-25, F Aug 19

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    I'm a 47 yr old Bi male soon to be married to the lady of my dreams. She knows I'm bi and supports me 100% she to is Bi. We have been known to enjoy a 3 some or 4 some with...
    WillieGMan WillieGMan 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I married my hus cos i was scared to end up forever alone. Now i have a daughter but i dont love my hus. I paid the price for a child, but im not happy inside now. I married him...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    This is my 2nd marriage we were engaged at 5 years and married after 8. We've been married 6 months and it's been hell. As soon as I said "I do" I became his unpaid personal...
    earsore earsore 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I rode home naked today, and I loved it. The truckers didn't seem to mind either!!!
    Bkdl4 Bkdl4 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm 26 years old and I don't have a drivers license. It bothers me because I have to depend on evey one to take me to places. I have a 2 year old son and my husband is a truck...
    Miquell Miquell 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Whenever I see an old Jag nicely restored or an Austin Healey or any classic car that has just been done up really well, and I am passing this car, I nearly always toot the horn...
    JohnSpartan117 JohnSpartan117 41-45, M Aug 16

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    Growing up, (as I still am) when I think of getting married and becoming an adult.. I tend to imagine something like.. Getting married before 25 but no younger than 18. To a guy...
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