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I Am Married to a Truck Driver

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have just started dating a driver and having a hard understanding why the first week he was texting and calling everyday and then we met for first and still good but then we had...
    Purple102303 Purple102303 31-35, F Apr 25

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    Not OTR but I drive for a living. I work for Brinks and drive the armored trucks. I also work as a messenger for the banks
    CamoCountryGirl CamoCountryGirl 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    well I was married twice and my wife I was a truck driver he staying at home and she had two boyfriends that would stay at the house when I wasn't home so I went to the house one...
    thomwhite59 thomwhite59 51-55, M 4 Responses May 9

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    I am a truck driver (owner-operation) I took two years off and went to college. My first day I met the most beautiful and amazing girl she was 29 and me 48 but we become great...
    rlb66 rlb66 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    try this, I drive truck! people in cars (4 wheelers) obviously think that getting somewhere in a hurry is more important than being safe or courteous. on a daily basis, I get cut...
    Openhonestnudist Openhonestnudist 46-50, M 3 Responses May 1

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    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I'm 50, married with teenage kids. Always thought I was straight. Ten years ago, an old friend came to visit. We'd been very close and had lost touch. Over the course of her visit...
    saruchan saruchan 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I Need to Decide If I'll Stay In My Marriage I have been in a relationship for 4 years plus with my bf 4 years younger than me. my question to him back then was that i wanted to...
    tinggal123 tinggal123 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Everyone knows about me following healthy tip #19...park further from the door. I parked out enough so no one was near me but a corvette a couple spots over. My wife and I went...
    donnys65 donnys65 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So I had a pretty good day. Finally got some time to do things I enjoy. Had a nice sleep. All those things. Then my husband comes home.... and while backing into his parking spot...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been seeing a married man for almost a year. He is my Daddy Dom. Lately though he isn't texting as frequently and I am not feeling the bond we once shared, So I decided to...
    Zuki101 Zuki101 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    I do want to come out, I do so here in the hope that it will make coming out later on a little easier. I'm married, and hiding the truth about my attraction to men from my wife...
    mizmaid mizmaid 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My fiance and I will be getting married in 2 weeks. I suppose I am beginning to over think everything at the moment including how his family feels about me. His mother hates me...
    rlspeck rlspeck 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I swear my car is invisible. Without fail, I will get cut off by an asshat. There's one intersection en route to work that I almost get t boned every morning. I'm taking a left...
    SheepishlyMe SheepishlyMe 26-30 2 Responses May 1

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    I was driving on the highway when the guy ahead of me swerves into the middle of the road taking up both lanes. I get around him then speed off because he seems like a train wreck...
    britman33 britman33 46-50, M 2 Responses May 12

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    like when the streetlight is RED & the drivers wanna try running a RED Light when it's your turn to cross the damn street. Moron drivers I hate drivers like that
    DeanLangley97 DeanLangley97 16-17, M May 2

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    This weekend I will be in heaven truckfest is in few days my favorite show American trucks kenworth peterbuilt Scania Volvo Mercedes then the monster trucks methanol 56 yards to...
    boyracer19941 boyracer19941 18-21, M May 1

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    My brother died 44 years ago today hit by a drunk driver . I called my sister and asked her what happened to the drunk driver - she said you wouldn't remember ( I was 3 years old...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 2 Responses May 5

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    Folks I am proposing a new marriage law for the benefit of humanity.... All marriages going forward will be time bound just like a passport and drivers license. Only if both...
    rogertx2015 rogertx2015 36-40, M 9 Responses May 9

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    I have my Drivers Permit. I have my boating license. I have my motorcycle license. I just need help with getting the drivers license aka getting a car.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 3 days 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 Apr 25

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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 Apr 25

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