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How to deal with husband-father being a over the road trucker?

My husband will be starting over the road trucking where he will be out for weeks and then home for a couple days. We have a 5 month old son and am very worried how this will affect all of us. Any suggestions on how to keep in contact and are any of you dealing with this? The main reason he is doing this is so we will have enough money to move and get him a better job so we wil be home every night. I work full time.Thanks

Asked By: Autumn - 8/28/2006
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You both need the following: 1) Cell phones to call each other daily 2) E-mail access to write each other daily 3) A whole lotta love so that neither of you "stray" from the relationship
Answered By: IPuttLikeSergio - 8/28/2006
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I have been doing this 14years. It can be hard at times, like if I am sick and the kids are sick I have no time to rest and get better...cause 9-5 husbands are home at night to give them a break. You definatley need to be an independant person it's harder to rely on other people to pick up your slack (other than your... More
Answered By: RockStar - 8/28/2006
 
I believe he has a good reason to do this, better life. I know it will be hard on both of you but remember the outcome is good. I never been in this situation myself but I've seen few family like yours sacrifice few things and in the end got excellent results. My sister moved to a new city( husband and infant ), other... More
Answered By: acco5 - 8/28/2006
 
let your son start riding with his dad, my grandaddy drives and my daddy drives and my moma dont really care as long as you dont make them mad
Answered By: Scott G - 8/28/2006
 
First off I'll start out by saying that i respect your husband since he is going out and doing his best to take care of you two. So he deserves a big hug there, i do not go out of town for more than 2 nights at a time but when i do leave my wife know that i out trying to make a few more bucks to take care of her better... More
Answered By: Drew - 8/28/2006
 
i won't lie it's not easy. I married a 4th generation driver and it takes a support system, family, friends & a good sitter. A good cell phone plan and a picture phone(which my hubby likes) he won't have to miss out on everything, i send a lot of pics of what the kids do during the day. You will most certanly need a... More
Answered By: noodle - 8/29/2006
 
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