Jealousy

Hello all -

I have been dating a truck driver for about 8 months now.  First thing I can say is that he is darn lucky I love him so much lol.  .  I have learned real quick that you never plan on anything that involves your man.. 

I have never had a more frustrating relationship in my life!!!  I am a very strong and independent woman, so having to take care of myself is no big deal
but I do have two "issues" that I am asking for advice or comments about.  First, has anyone had problems with your man being the jealous one...not the other way around?  I mean this gets absolutely insane sometimes...with him freaking out about what I'm doing and who I'm with all the time.  I have changed myself so much from the "wild spirit" for a lack of a better way of putting it, to help ease his mind that I'm not out doing anything wrong.  He says he trusts me, but doesn't trust everyone else.  I said you have to stop driving yourself crazy with the what if's in life....a guy could flirt with me at the grocery store....there is nothing that can be done about it.  He works on his jealousy briefly and gets better and we argue less, but something will trigger him and we are practically at square one again.  He says he doesn't know why he feels this way....he has been driving a truck for over 10 years and had plenty of other girlfriends and never had jealousy issues with any of them.  He says it's because he loves me so much, but I just don't know. 

The second thing I want advice on is if I should go out on the road with him?  I am planning on quitting my job and putting everything in storage to go out with him in September.  I want to do it to be with him everyday, as he does....it will also help with the jealousy factor.  I'm just scared about giving up everything I have if I don't like it for some reason and have to come back.  I do plan soon on taking a "test run" to see if I like it or not.  My family is very critical and thinks it's a horrible idea, most of my friends think it's exciting that I have this opportunity.  I have been telling myself...you only live once, might as well take advantage of the situation, but like I said, I'm worried about getting settled back down here at home in case it doesn't work on the road,.

Anyway, enough of my babbling......I would REALLY appreciate anyone's comments suggestions etc etc.

Thanks

gearheadgirl gearheadgirl
31-35, F
Jul 16, 2010