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Holding Down The Fort

by TruckersWife09

Well holding down the fort while your trucker is gone is….. well…. difficult sometimes. The bills come due, and sometimes there's not enough money to cover everything that week. Maybe you are stretched so thin between kids' activities, maybe you work, and all kinds of other activities. Life gets hard,

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It isn't always easy to be the "single" parent, the one that's always there. You are going to get stressed out; it's just going to happen!! Something that I've had to learn is I have to talk to my trucker and let him know what is going on. Most trucking relationships don't make it, mainly because the couples hold things in, and they don't communicate. One way to help make your relationship work is not turning to someone else when things get rough and you get stressed out.

I won't lie and say its going to be easy to hold down the fort or even talk to your trucker about why you're stressed out. Maybe its them causing the stress. They are going to stress you out at times too. Make sure you talk it out - communicate. Let them share the load with you.

Truckers, make sure that you try to keep the line of communication open and understand that your spouse is under a lot of stress. I understand you are too, you're the one driving and you're on the road away from your family. But they are at home dealing with the bills, and the kids, and who else knows what else.

Just make sure you both understand that there is stress on both sides. Truckers, make sure you understand that things get stressful on the home front too. Spouses, make sure you understand that life on the road is also stressful.

If you have a questions you can find me on the forum. Truckers Wife09

by Brett Aquila

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