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Mar 20, Response to Post on Lifeasatrucker

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE Click Here To Read Entire Article

The Dating and relationship information here will help you to get a big picture view of your situation and how to best proceed.  Use the lessons that you’ve learned from past relationships along with the insight here to guide you. 

However, be careful and use the lessons and not assumptions or hyper judgment. 

It will be useful for your happiness as a truck driver or the wife/spouse of a truck driver. (Or in any relationships actually)

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The trucking lifestyle doesn’t allow much room for incompatible couples or poor communication habits.  So you will have to be smart about these relationships and nurture them well.

If you are considering becoming a truck driver, I highly recommend you read all of this dating and relationship information to help you think in advance about some issues that you might face and how to best handle relationships living a trucking lifestyle.

I recommend single drivers to hold off dating for the first year of becoming a trucker, but if you are going to date as a trucker or if you are going to date a trucker consider the thoughts that follow….

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Relationship Tips For OTR

Quick dating and relationships tips Take time to get a feel for the person’s character Make sure you have the same understanding of and expectations for the relationship Know that trucking will greatly limit the amount of time together Make sure there are no trust issues/if so address them Understand what it takes to make each other happy Communicate about what helps each of you deal with distance apart Read the complaints and issues of relationships on this site

If you are single, it may be in your best interest to stay single until you get your 1st year of experience for several reasons.

Your first year is with a company that is likely to keep you out for a month at a time.

On top of that, you are new to EVERYTHING.

Bottom line is this….the trucking lifestyle is difficult already for many people. The unpredictability in the first year for a new driver makes it even worse and many drivers will get stressed.

Not having history with a person (getting involved soon after beginning trucking) makes it even harder to have a good relationship while being on the road because you don’t know each other well yet. This leaves a lot of room to wonder and speculate due to having no development of personal trust.

My theory is take out all of the complications and distractions (read as strain) you can for both.

After that year you know what to expect of the trucking lifestyle and can communicate that better to someone you care about.

Plus if you are not happy at that company, you can probably go to a company that treats you better including getting you home. Happier you, more predictability, easier on the relationship.

Relationship Information

If you are already involved or getting involved, this relationship information is for you. It takes a special spouse to make a good companion for a truck driver. Just like it takes a good person to be a faithful trucker.

Keep in mind the stereotypical image most people have of truck drivers. Cheaters, overweight, drug users, no telling what else.

Knowing this misconception exists about drivers, what type of spouse do you have and how is the relationship between you two? (Is there good communication, trust, openness?)

If these are problem areas you may have more problems if you decide to become a truck driver before addressing those issues.

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