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I Am Married to a Truck Driver

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    kuurahh kuurahh 18-21, F Apr 3

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    For all the Trucker wives out there....check out this cool t-shirt while simultaneously helping out with The Trucker Family Relocation Assistance Fund at the booster website.
    gboyce gboyce 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    For all the Trucker wives out there....check out this cool t-shirt while simultaneously helping out with The Trucker Family Relocation Assistance Fund at the booster website.
    gboyce gboyce 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I love being a trucker wife
    gboyce gboyce 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    When I told my friends and family I was engaged they all told me to take it slow. I was 18 and would be getting married at 19, but I was "in love." 10 years later all of those...
    Adrianna7182 Adrianna7182 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Ok so I have some questions to ask Okay so I am about to turn 17 in July I have already took drivers ed but I have not got my drivers permit. Isn't there a way I can get my license...
    kaileyyy6 kaileyyy6 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I've been a firefighter/EMT for over two years and I can't count how many dead bodies I've cut out of cars after being struck by a drunk driver, and it is incredibly hard to stay...
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I can't say I "hate" the drunk driver, I just hate the choices they make. Driving while intoxicated is selfish. There are other choices than being a drunk driver.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    The following is not mine. It is by a guy called Dave Barry. I have no idea who he is and there is no copyright attached to the article. I am crediting it to him and reposting it...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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    I miss the old Mom and Pop Truckstops. The food was always good and people were friendlier. The corporate giants have put most of them out of business now and that is a shame.
    Destined4Mischeif Destined4Mischeif 56-60, M Apr 4

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    My ex was my first love. As first loves go, I envisioned marrying this guy and having his kid. It took me years to get over the relationship. It took me forever to get over it...
    LARINgitisEx LARINgitisEx 26-30, F Apr 3

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F Apr 4

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    When I was younger I have never had thoughts about getting married, having kids and starting a family. I used to say that getting married was just a symbol I didn't need, just a...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I love and value my freedom. My freedom would be taken away from me if I ever got married. Hell, I don't even want to be in a relationship. To me, being in a relationship just...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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    My husband and I have been married for nine years and together for fourteen. We got married just after my 24th birthday. In that time we've moved all across north america and had...
    thelifeandtimes thelifeandtimes 31-35, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't want to get married because it's not appealing to me. The thought of waking up to the same face every morning makes me uneasy, but those who do get married and then cheat...
    whatarocker5150 whatarocker5150 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    My co worker and I have been working together for close to a year and he is married and he asked me out today. He always flirts but never actually came out and said anything. I...
    mnc13085 mnc13085 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 26

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    Many of them are online....as in I have never even met them in person. I have a pretty strong connection with a couple of them, but nothing I would consider inappropriate. One is...
    TornSoul13 TornSoul13 36-40, M Mar 28

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    I can honestly say that I think I am married to my best friend, soul mate and the best lover and father I could have ever dreamed of! We have been married for almost 33 years and...
    dreamerintexas dreamerintexas 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    or married women that carry on with men or married men / women that carry on with other married men / women ya'll disgust me....
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have been married for almost 10 years and we have four young children. Last summer I fell in love with my good friend. She was/is in a committed heterosexual relationship and...
    Basorexia Basorexia 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    My best friend and I went to Cuba for Christmas vacation. She had just completed her divorce and I was recently separated from my husband. My divorce will be final in the next few...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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