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    7 years, 4 months ago

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I'm a truckers wife, fulltime nurse with three teenage children.

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Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Advice on Being a Trucker's wife?

Well Ive got to say being a truckers wife is not easy. I dont know how involved your husband is with the daily running of your household and raising the children. but once he is OTR your doing it all. Do you have a great support system near you (family or friends) to be able to help with any issues. My husband is a truck driver, however we have 3 teenagers, two in college and one in highschool. So the amount of time I have to spend in mommy mode is very small compared to you with toddlers. When I cook I make double patches and freeze smaller portions in metal tins for hubby to take with him. Right now I'm trying to get all the spring clean up done in the yard so when he does come back we can spend time relaxing together, however it seems to take me 3x as long as it would him. I also try to keep busy so I wont have time to think about how much I miss him, it doesnt work I still miss him. My husband always wanted to be trucker but while the kids were small he worked in construction while I stayed home with the children. Four years ago when I went to school to become a nurse he decided to go to school and become a trucker. It works for us, hope what ever choice your husband makes it will work for your family as well.

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