Anxieties??

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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I know this topic has probably been touched on hundreds of times but I will ask again.

Just accepted a position in which I will be gone for the first 7 weeks from home but then after home every weekend.

Yesterday I was all excited and happy but then I woke up today. Today was more like can you really be away from your wife and kids for 7 weeks? Now keep I mind. My wife and kids are my world. Our family is fairly tight as we just have always been there for each other. My wife was disowned from her family for marrying me 17 years ago. So I'm all she has. My family isn't the most stable either so we just always made sure we had each other.

Is this anxiety normal and will get better? At this point it is either this or taking a job doing trash pick up it seems.

Indy's Comment
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What happened to YRC?

Indy's Comment
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In the immortal words of Gus Fring.... "A man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man."

TIme to get off the pot and get going man. Not sure why you passed on YRC. It's a good job for a guy right out of school, ... especially for someone with a family that wants to be home as much as possible. But, maybe being gone awhile will work out better for your family... Lord knows, I wished that my Dad had been gone away from home more when I was a kid. So, it might be a good thing... if your wife has things under control at home. When you've got a wife and kids you don't really have the luxury of waiting around for the perfect job. Just get to work and don't let the small stuff there bother you.

Second Chance's Comment
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I know this topic has probably been touched on hundreds of times but I will ask again.

Just accepted a position in which I will be gone for the first 7 weeks from home but then after home every weekend.

Yesterday I was all excited and happy but then I woke up today. Today was more like can you really be away from your wife and kids for 7 weeks? Now keep I mind. My wife and kids are my world. Our family is fairly tight as we just have always been there for each other. My wife was disowned from her family for marrying me 17 years ago. So I'm all she has. My family isn't the most stable either so we just always made sure we had each other.

Is this anxiety normal and will get better? At this point it is either this or taking a job doing trash pick up it seems.

Of course the anxieties are normal. I am sure you will have time where you think about them and start crying. Remember why your doing this, put in the time and a year from now the possibilities will be endless! Stay focused, forge ahead and look at this as a challenge to conquer.

Think about this way. The average life span is what 70 years. That's 3640 weeks I think. 7 weeks is less the 1%. Think long term...

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Think of it in the long term benefit. 7or so weeks, to make life better for your young family. Is way better than say, 7+ months deployed, or 7+ years locked up!! The Wife and kids would have to make do, and survive without you for a lot longer, possibly without a better end result....It's all about keeping you eye on the prize/goal in the end game. Just IMHO , and you do have modern technology these days, to stay in closer contact with home. Good luck in your endeavor, whichever path you choose !

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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What happened to YRC?

When wife and I sat down and talked about things and the pros and cons of each we felt YRC was not the better option at this time.

Roy B. Giddy's Comment
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What you need to think about is having a plan for the unforeseen problems that will occur while you are gone. Talk with your wife and decide on who can y'all call on for help when needed. When I'm gone for extended times I like to know we have at least tried to cover our bases before a problem arises. This will take some of the anxiety out of every day life for her.

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