There are many unique issues you have to deal with when dating a trucker that do not arise when dating men in other professions.Some of these issues can be very challenging and it’s definitely not the lifestyle for everybody.There are actually support groups for people who choose this because of the level of difficulty involved.
This is not written to encourage or discourage anybody but I am not going to sugar coat anything either. When my boyfriend and I started dating he was NOT a truck driver, but it started out as a long distance relationship anyway because he lived over 3 hours away.
After awhile he moved closer and then chose a local driving job.
He injured himself doing that, was out of work for almost 2 years and then had to search for a job.
Apparently, over the road driving was all he could find to do so he took a job and was gone almost immediately.
After years of being with him daily I found myself alone.
I had mixed feelings about this new situation which included excitement, sadness, and soon resentment.
I was left to figure out how to deal with being alone and the new challenges I faced, alone. Truckers are gone most of the time which pretty much turns your relationship into a long distance relationship.
It has also been compared to the life of a military wife.
That alone is very uncomfortable for most people who want to be in a relationship to actually have someone around to enjoy life with.