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I Am Married to a Truck Driver

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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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    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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    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 19-21, F 12 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 36-40 Sep 19, 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I like to drive. I love driving a truck. Especially between the hours of 9pm to 5am. But here's what I hate about the job... I hate truck stops, because 90% of male truck drivers...
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Is it me or do all truckers gfs have issues keeping him home when he's off the road cuse he's running around with this person or that person
    littlemama87 littlemama87 26-30, F Jun 25

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    I have hooked up with truckers and would to hook up with more truckers. Any trucker in San Diego that needs servicing let me know.
    ilmiwj ilmiwj 36-40, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hi! I am new-be at this.... Lets just say...my husband is becoming a trucker! He starts OTR on Monday. This was never his dream when we got married. We have been married almost 3...
    jessicaross2011 jessicaross2011 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I'm 56 years old and married for 29 Years to a wife who is very controlling. We have a successful business but intimacy is zero. We both are attractive and friends look at us as a...
    Dan50something Dan50something 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    I met this guy at a Fashion show, we never really spoke much but exchanged business cards. he later added me on skype and we'd converse daily ever since. When we had our first date...
    mwichkins mwichkins 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I met him almost 18 months ago, it was lightening.. incredible chemistry immediately. I had never experienced anything like it in my life... I remember the day, I remember...
    Scorpionchild Scorpionchild 46-50, F 10 hrs ago

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    No I haven't married a women with bpd. I am writing to defend people who have bpd. I think it's grossly unfair how people on this site have written about people with bpd. We are...
    Gothicbabe Gothicbabe 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Marriage is flat, the sex sucks and never lasts long enough, never will measure up to the incredible sex from an affair 10 years ago. I question every day why I married this man...
    anavay anavay 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It's hard to have a social life as a trucker and not many women are just willing to pack a bag and live in a truck for 3 weeks at a time. However I'm hopeful that the right lady...
    Gitaslife Gitaslife 36-40 Jul 13

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    I'm not married to a prostitute but I've been dating one for 4 years. I've known what she does since I first met her and have no issue with it. I do get scared for her at times...
    fishturbine fishturbine 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 16

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    Every day I have to travel in a road to get to work from the town that I live in. It becomes a challenge when you a woman driver and a good one.that is because everyone wants to...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I was stopped behind a car at a red light. Singing, appreciating flowers on side of road. Lights out. Surgical lights... A 22 ton dump truck travelling in excess of 75mph rear...
    19concepcion64 19concepcion64 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My husband and I have been together on and off for almost 17 years. We have been through a lot,or should I say he has put me through a lot. He started out being very loving and...
    unloveablemom unloveablemom 31-35 11 Responses Jul 5

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    So this was my last day of driving with my instructor. I've improved quite a lot. For the past three days, students were taking me home with the instructor. I would expect to have...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I just turned 25 and I have yet to get my drivers license. I can't think of anything more embarassing and depressing than this...so much that I keep it a dirty little secret or I...
    Adavis3 Adavis3 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I keep having to update drivers because technology frequently outdates them, and it is quite a nuisance
    needtojog needtojog 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    This is my 89' ford f-150 lariat that I found off of craigslist!!! This truck is my baby lol! I named him Bo-Bo because I name everything! I put a filter on my picture because I...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F Jul 11

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    New trucker's wife, and mom of 13 yr old. Not sure how I feel about it yet. Hubby had to take the job. Midlife career change I guess.
    rabidsgirl rabidsgirl 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Love Old Cars and Trucks I Dont Know Much About Them Though
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    My husband and I started dating when we were back in high school as sophomores. He was a jock and I was attracted to that. When we graduated high school we broke up for a few...
    akahlig2 akahlig2 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I've been with my bf for 6.5 years now and we recently watched a documentary where this guy who filmed all these weddings goes back to the people years and years later and...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    On 17th of April I met a guy on the street I was driving my car with my cousin and he was in his car beside me on the traffic stop sign , he asked me to stop and we started...
    sisikuci sisikuci 26-30, F Jul 11

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    I was posting in the "Married but Lonely" section and have several posts there that give my perspective on my marriage. After being in that group for a while I realized through...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 7

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    I am married and I have this theory. My theory is that the longer two people are married, the more likely they are to have different sex drives, causing a great influx of "I live...
    MarcRider MarcRider 46-50, M 10 Responses Jul 8

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    Marriage is a curse. That's what it seems like now a days. As soon as you get married it seems all this fun and love just dies. You're bound by the law. I have no problem staying...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I know I'm young, but my mom got married younger than me and I want to engaged now for a few years and get married like 22 or 23. Then have a kid at 28 and one at 30. I know things...
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I've been married 14 years and everyone who knows me thinks I'm "happily married." No one even my wife realizes how lonely I really am and how my heart burns to feel in love again...
    Marincharles38 Marincharles38 36-40 7 Responses Jun 26

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    Actually, I'm not a lesbian married to a man. Not anymore. But I wanted to share my story in this group so I can possibly give someone somewhere hope. Things can get better!!! I...
    thesupernurse thesupernurse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I've been with my other half for 9 years. When we first started dating we seemed to argue about everything, now we hardly argue. We've just had a beautiful little boy and people...
    Wintermagpie Wintermagpie 26-30 Jun 30

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    I am 24. I've been married to my husband for just over 2 years. We have no children. We met in college, dated for only 6 months before getting engaged, and were married almost 2...
    swimcoachpro swimcoachpro 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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