Kim - posted on 06/24/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My husband and I will be married 5 years in August, and we have a 2 year old daughter. For as long as I've known him, he's done nothing but talk about driving. When he sees a truck he likes, het gets that gleam - you know, the kid in a candy store look. He was a trucker about 9 years ago, but local at the last job, when he left to work for a lawyer. Yeah, a lawyer.
We've been living in a major city and have wanted to move back to the country for a long time. Now it seems we will (and SOON) because he's just signed on to be an OTR driver again.
I'm very scared, and I have no friends I can talk to about this. It's going to be hard to move away from my family, and then to be alone on top of it? I'm scared that I won't be able to deal with it. With the loneliness. We've never been apart for more than a few days at a time - and that's been maybe three times in 6 years. And a terrible 2 year old on top of it? It's all very scary.
So I need to know... have your marriages suffered or gotten better, if your husband started driving AFTER you were married/had kids? Our marriage is good right now - not perfect but certainly not bad - but it worries me. Maybe it's just a touch of paranoia and lack of self esteem.
For what it's worth, his company tries to get their drivers home every weekend. So I know that's good, but this entire situation is very, very new to me.
Thanks in advance, and for reading all of that.