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    6 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Advice on Being a Trucker's wife?

Hi!

My husband is thinking of getting into trucking, so I'm looking for any advice on making the best of it. He is SO unhappy at his current job; he's been thinking of making any change at all for a long time, but trucking has only popped up as an option recently. We have been poring over this website and it has been SO helpful!

We have two toddlers, almost 2 and almost 4, so I know it's going to be tough with Daddy gone. I have a good friend who has been a trucker and we even got to meet him for lunch on his way through over the weekend and he pointed out that it's a really hard lifestyle for a family man. We think he's going to be a good fit for trucking otherwise though. Is staying in contact that hard? Will video chatting be enough since they won't see him in person very often? If we can talk on the phone and video chat regularly, can we make that work?

We are both really nervous about such a big change (he's been at the current job longer than the 8 years we've been married), but I think it's going to boil down to unhappiness at his current job or the unknown of making the change and hoping for the best.

Any and all advice/tips/suggestions welcome!

Thanks!

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