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Angela - posted on 01/10/2009

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We live in a small town in Louisiana. He was working offshore in the Gulf, but recently began working in North Dakota. He's 28/28. He was military before oil field, so I am used to him not being here!

Jessica - posted on 01/09/2009

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We live in Rock Springs, WY. My husband works mosty in WY (often Pinedale or Wamsutter), but heads down into CO & UT also.

Diana - posted on 01/09/2009

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We live in Grand Junction, CO. Luckly he only works 45 min away and is home everynight. A few years ago I had to deal with him being gone 2 weeks at a time while he worked in Utah, and had no cell service. It would be hard with an infant now. I feel for you ladies. 

Rachel - posted on 01/07/2009

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my husband just left again... my 4 1/2 year old is getting pretty used to by now. But my son who is 2 1/2 is having trouble wit it looking for his Daddy everywhere and asking when he is coming home.  I have no idea when he will be back cause the company he works for is so disorganized!   Usually we circle the date on the calander and the kids count down the days till he is home... think this year is ganna be really tough! 

Penny - posted on 01/06/2009

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We are going through the daddy not being at home in the evenings thing right now...we have been dumped on with snow since the beginning of December and part of my husband's job is making sure all the rig roads are clear for the crews to get in and out...so he leaves at 5 am and is getting home after 7pm and our kids bedtime is 8pm so my oldest who will be 4 on Sunday is going through Daddy withdrawals this last month...I know it isn't as hard as those of you that do 7 ons and stuff like that...but it has a tough adjustment.

Kami - posted on 01/06/2009

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My hubby works out of Dickinson, ND and we live in Fargo, ND which is on the other side of the state. We have adjusted ok....he's only been doing this for about 3 months.

Shauna - posted on 01/06/2009

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We live in Cleburne, TX. My husband works 7 on and 2 off but in those 7 days there is no set schedule. One night he could be home to give the kids a hug and kiss goodnight and then they may not see him again for a couple of days and it is hard to explain to them why he is gone for so long. When he is gone they ask for him all the time it just sucks that they don't understand where their daddy is and why he stays at work for so long. I am just glad that my family is close and they help out ALOT. I don't know what I would do without them to help me.

Penny - posted on 01/06/2009

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We live in Eastern Montana, My husband actually builds rig sites, he drives from Sidney MT, to Tioga, Stanley and Newtown ND almost daily hauling to the sites. It is long days but he is home everynight so far, he has been doing it for 3.5 years.

Cassy - posted on 01/05/2009

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We are in Lafayette, Indiana. Hubby is not a rigger, but is a tug captain. He goes all over. This year he has been to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, New York, and the gulf. I couldn't do it without my family near by.

Heidi - posted on 01/05/2009

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We live in Melkbosstrand, South Africa.

My husband has worked in THe UK, Norway and in most of the African countries, including Congo, Nigeria, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Angola.

Molly - posted on 01/02/2009

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Currently live in Greenville Wisconsin, my husband is working in SE Saskatchewn- planning on moving there after the baby is born.

Renee - posted on 01/02/2009

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Shannon, Marina and Jessica, I totally agree with you all. My hubby was in the military we got out to be together more and to be near my family, only for him to go work on the oil rigs. Even with my family near by it is hard. I feel bad asking for help. I feel like I ask to much. My hubby has no set schedule, he comes and goes whenever which makes it very difficult for me and my children. The worst is if he is home in the morning when my daughter goes to school and the when she gets home he is gone with no warning. My daughter is fully toilet trained but when he is gone she starts wetting the bed at night. My baby boy is extremely attached to me. I can't even leave the room without him screaming and following me, he is so much worse with this when dad is gone. I often think it would be easier to be a single mum at least you aren't expecting anyone home and the kids would be used to it being just us. It feels so good to be able to get this out since this isn't something you can just tell anyone about as they don't understand.

Kristy - posted on 01/01/2009

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We live in Pinedale Wyoming. Been here for almost a year. Came from Michigan. (by Jackson, MI)

Tracey - posted on 01/01/2009

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This looks like a great place to hang out I live in St John's Newfoundland my fiancee ( we just got engaged this christmas) works in Alberta as a directional driller. We live here because his 2 boys live here

Liz - posted on 12/31/2008

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We live in Montana. My husband works in eastern Montana, North Dakota or Wyoming, usually about 8 hours away from home.

Celeste - posted on 12/25/2008

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We live in North Dakota and my hubbby goes all over in montana, south dakota, north dakota and goes down to texas if it gets slow up here....

Linda - posted on 12/21/2008

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We stay in Sweden, hubby works in Norway and we are both originally from the UK. Hubby works for Schlumberger.

Rachel - posted on 12/18/2008

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We live in Nova Scotia,Canada and my husband works across the counrty in Alberta :(

Jessica - posted on 12/18/2008

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We live in Alma, Arkansas and he works mainly around Searcy, AR or at least this year! LOL

Patricia - posted on 12/17/2008

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I live in Red Deer Alberta Canada. My soon to be hubby works with Isotope for Cor lab(with the fracers) in the oil field. unfor. I start day dreaming a bit when he starts talking about work becasue if I am not there seeing what is going on I have no idea what he is saying haha.

Tiffany - posted on 12/17/2008

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We live in Grande Prairie AB, Ive just moved here from BC and my hubby has lived here all his life

Jessica - posted on 12/16/2008

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Shannon, i can totally relate to you! My oldest is almost 3.5 and every time he starts adjusting a little with his daddy gone my husband comes home for a few days and poor Alex has horrible panic attacks because anytime i leave the house he is terrified i won't come back. Its very hard because my husband Derek was home on disablility for the last 11 months so the boys got used to him being around all the time and now he's gone for sometimes 3 or 4 weeks. My poor kids are so confused and i'm rundown and my house is a disaster. My family has all moved away within the last year as well. It is definitly very hard to get help when i need it, and i hate that i feel like i need help but its sooo overwhelming sometimes.

Jaye - posted on 12/12/2008

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We live in Laurium, MI in the upper peninsula of Michigan. My husband works doing oil exploration all over the world and right now he's working off from Africa, gone for 5 weeks and home for 4 weeks.

Desiree - posted on 12/11/2008

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We live in Grande Prairie,AB Canada. My husband works all over northern AB, BC and sometimes he goes to Saskatchewan. He gets 15 days on and 6 off which is nice because I know when I am going to see him next.

Shannon - posted on 12/10/2008

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Marina,

hello my name eis Shannon, I so know how you feel there are many times I think and wonder if this life is for me it is so darn hard at times, I sometimes cry myself to sleep wanting so much more. My oldest daughter is almost 4 and everytime her daddy leaves she starts to pee her pants, then I have to start from square one all over again, I have family where I am but they don't really come around much. I often wonder if I expect too much from them I just need help sometimes. I have tried for years to get my hubby to change his career, but no such luck he really enjoys his job and I think alot of it also is the money, which is the money really worth it? I try to be as supportive as I can be, but at times it is sure difficult, I am 26 and he is 30. He has done the rigs since he got out of high school, he says he doesn't know anything different plus I think he is scared of change. Two years ago he moved me two a little town in BC and I thought I would enjoy it but I was alone and had no friends or any family all my family lives here in AB, it was hard, and then finally I broke down and couldn't take I decided to look for a place in edmonton and found one and told my husband I was leaving and asked for him to join me, he almost didn't it hurt I was so lonley and wanted much more then what I was getting at the time, Now we moved to just outside of Edmonton and I like where I live but I don't really have anyone to hang with or help me out. I try to be strong but sometimes it is so hard, I feel for you Marina, I totally know what you are going through, this life isn't what I had exactly in mind either. I often even wonder how woman did it back in the old ages? I wonder if back then it was more community based, where your neighbors help and all the woman are there for eachother? now days it seems like everyone is so busy trying to make it in this world, I have wanted to give up so many times. if you ever need someone to talk to I am here for you hun!

Shannon

Marina - posted on 12/09/2008

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We live in Southern Ontario Canada. Paul works in Hinton Alberta. We see him about every 2 months for about 4 days at a time. I'm thinking this life isn't for me... My boys are 8 and 9 and they miss their Dad incredibly. Working full-time, raising two boys who are very involved in hockey and are both on travelling teams is getting to be too much....

Shannon - posted on 12/09/2008

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It is like being a single mom but in some ways alittile easier, I now have great respect for single moms, My hubby works for Nabors Drilling canada and is atoolpush, he loves his job which I am greatful for cause not too many people out there can say that they are happy to go to work, I sure miss him dearly when he is gone along with his two daughters. My biggest worry is the drive expecially in the winter, it scares me half to death but he always makes it safe. I have great respect for my husband he works his butt off and even though he is tired from along hitch he still tries his hardest to be there for his family, it wasn't always like that but, he has learned throughout the years that family matters.

Ellen - posted on 12/09/2008

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sorry, I realized I put north of Edmonton, but forgot to put my province :) Alberta, Canada. Ooops, mommy brain :)

Lilly - posted on 12/09/2008

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We moved back to Newfoundland from Alberta 1.5 years ago since then my husband who is a service rig consultant flies from here to Alberta to work.He is usually gone 7-8 wks and home for less then a week.........we have 2 children ...it sure is tough.It is like being a single mom.

Shilo - posted on 12/09/2008

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I live in Oklahoma. My husband owns his own drilling rig so he gets to stay close to hm. the farthest he has gone from us to do a job is about 2 1/2 hrs away. So i have got real lucky. Even if hes not a roughneck hes still ALWAYS out at the rig helping his employes,taking them breakfast lunch & dinner. He even took fierworks out on the 4th of july after we did our family thing. He will even help trip pipe if hes out there.So i too know how you girls fill about missing your husbands.

Taylor - posted on 12/01/2008

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We live in Hobbs, New Mexico. My husband has a trucking and forklift business, he works in southeastern NM and Texas. Having a four month old is no longer lonely, but I wish his daddy could get to enjoy him more.

Misti - posted on 12/01/2008

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We live in Louisiana and dh works on river all over (mainly in the chicago area)

Mandy - posted on 12/01/2008

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We live in Lantzville, BC on Vancouver Island. My husband works Around Acme, Alberta and my brother works in Cold Lake, Alberta.

Robin - posted on 11/26/2008

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Hi, I live Grande Prairie AB, and my husband works in the oil patch all over northern AB and BC.

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