Jobs that take your spouse out of town.

United States
May 6, 2007 10:22pm CST
My hubby started a new job thats gonna keep him out of town at least half the month if not more. At first I was ok with this and then the closer to the time that he had to leave, I was really sad, bummed, and sort of crying. I've been home now several hours by myself and I'm doing better than I thought I would be doing. I was just wondering for all you out there who are used to having your spouse home every night and not away from each other, if you think you could handle this kind of change. Do you think it will put a strain on your marriage or do you think it would only make it stronger. I'm not worried about my hubby doing anything stupid because he will be working 10 hour shifts, and then coming back to the hotel room to do school work. Plus he is working on the crew with the business owner. I completely trust my hubby, do you think you could trust your spouse enough to allow him/her to do this kind of work?
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@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
7 May 07
My bf is a crane operator and he goes out of town all the time. He left last monday , came home late friday to spend saturday with me and had to go back today until probably the end of the week. Two years ago he was gone for 7 months, he was able to come home for a week every 7 weeks. That was really hard and in the begining it really did suck. I also would get upset and cry but I am used to it now. It is hard in the begining but you do get used to it and if you love each other you make it work. Also i do trust my bf so that makes it easier. I know that he loves me so i try not to worry about that. he calls me everday even if it is just before he goes to bed, he always makes time to call and tell me he loves me. It's his job and I just have to deal with it. Good luck to you, it will be ok.
• United States
7 May 07
Thanks for sharing. I think I will get used to it, but since this is his first time away from home, it was kinda hard. Now that I've slept the first night by myself I'll do fine, I think it was getting through that first night of realizing that he was gone.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
8 May 07
My husband has been offered a new job where he will travel a lot and he will be gone Monday through Friday about 3 weeks out of the month. He is the one whois having a hard time dealing with it. I personally see it as a great opportunity for him and I just can't imagine passing it up just because of not being home. I would not have a problem with it at all. He works long hours most of the time anyway and so I don't see much difference. Trust isn't the issue for us. I completely trust him. I hope that he can come to terms with the fact that we can be fine if he is gone. He keeps saying that he is worried about the kids and I not being able to keep the house work(mowing,etc) up. I am a har working mom and I know that I can do that kind of stuff and I can keep things up. It may mean that I have a longer day than normal but that is okay.