Truck Driving SO Jorian 2 kids; Granite City, Illinois 207 posts9th Apr
My boyfriend is considering becoming a truck driver for Tyson. His Dad drives for Tyson right now so we know what to expect. I was just wondering, Is it really hard on your relationship to be apart that much? His Dad said he will be home 2 days every week.. He is wanting to take the job so it will help our family with all of our expenses so we can buy a house and he wants to be able to pay to put me through college but I don't know if the money is worth him being away so much. I just don't want him being away to really put stress on our relationship.
Empty2.0 Ohio 487 posts9th Apr
It depends on the couple. My husband had an opportunity to travel for work, but I just didn't feel comfortable with it so he never did. I could never be away from him. I don't care about the money, I would rather him be home with me.
AidensMama101107 18 kids; Wichita, Kansas 3453 posts9th Apr
It will be an adjustment my husband used to go out of town for work all the time and it wasn't easy but we made it work.
Mum to a Monster 1 child; Colorado 11563 posts9th Apr
We make it work. It gives me time to focus on getting my homework done while he is OTR so we can enjoy each others company while he is home.
That's exactly why I'm afraid to tell him I'm totally okay with it because I'm afraid like he will be gone and I will miss him so much. But we talked about him doing it for maybe 2-3 years and by then I would have a job and then he could do local driving. I just don't want him to leave and then me just cry all the time because I will hate being away from him so much. I would rather have him than money. But he also seems happy that he would be doing so good providing for our family.
Quoting Mum to a Monster:" We make it work. It gives me time to focus on getting my homework done while he is OTR so we can enjoy each others company while he is home."Yeah, he said that he would pay for my schooling so that would take up some time. Then the rest I got with the kids. We also talked about doing skype every night. Do you do that too?
Mum to a Monster 1 child; Colorado 11563 posts10th Apr
Quoting Jorian:" Yeah, he said that he would pay for my schooling so that would take up some time. Then the rest I got with the kids. We also talked about doing skype every night. Do you do that too?"
we talk on the phone and send pictures. His phone is a POS so Skype isn't an option until his contract is up.
Funny as it is, I thought I would hate having him gone but there are some weeks where I am glad he is gone. Like this week, he is on his "man-period" and when that happens he is more moody than a girl and I have a HUGE project Due Sunday and I need to focus on that an not waiting on his every whim while he mopes.lol.
Trust me you won't be lying around crying, you have kids....they will keep you plenty busy trust me.
Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 15995 posts10th Apr
My DH isn't a truck driver really, but for the majority of our marriage he has worked away being home only a portion of the time. Right now he's 6 on, 3 off but it will be changing back to 14 on, 7 off, 2 of which are travel days. It's hard, but it works for us. DH and love each other to pieces, but we do better with our own space so it works.
Yeah I guess all in the end its worth it for the boys to have the things they deserve in life.
CountryMommy 18 kids; Marshall, Texas 4537 posts10th Apr
It's one of those things that's not for everyone that's for sure. Being married to a trucker is hard work make sure to communicate, keep each other involved in one another's day, and it's a big adjustment to get use too. Good luck dear been a wife of a trucker for four years this Sunday, it has its moments just like any other marriage. I prefer it because hubby made better money than most last year And we got to spend 154 days together.