A Trucker's Wife and a Single Mom
I am a "married-single" parent and have been for going on 4 years now, my little girl is almost 4 yrs old. My husband is a over the road truck driver and works very hard to provide for me and our daughter. However, it is very lonely and tiresome. I also am a full time nursing student and worked too for the first 2&1/2 years of being of a married-single parent; good thing I take medication to keep me sane! But I don't work anymore outside the home for the time being, it just got to be too much for me to handle. Plus, I am in charge of the finances, housework, decision making in the home, etc. I do want to make something clear though, I'm not on here to bash my husband because he is gone all but one or two days a week, because he takes care of us and provides, he's not some deadbeat dad and we love him very much. I really am just on here because I want to know that I am not alone and that there are other moms out there experiencing the same things. I guess my biggest problem right now is that when he does come home, he really doesn't want to be a part of the team because he is so tired. I feel like he should want to do things with us and help me, etc. when he is home, even though he is tired, because he has been absent at home. Then our sex life is almost non-existant, which hurts too and he treats it as no big eal, as he puts it "its just sex, honey, its not a big deal." He doesn't understand that after me be alone all week, I crave being alone with him when he is home. Sometimes, it is very difficult for me to admit that my best friend is a 3 year old (although, who could ask for a better friend than your child).