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How can Truckers hold onto True Love?

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Last Updated on June 30, 2022 by Journal Fact

It is no surprise that working in the trucking business, can lead to stress within your love life: when you are so far apart for much of the time, loneliness can creep into your relationship, making it more of a temptation for either partner, to seek comfort and happiness elsewhere. This cheating can lead to the break-up of most couples, with only the ones who enjoy the feeling of being secretly unfaithful to their partners, keeping the relationship going.

However, there are a few ways in which you can bridge that (long distance) gap, to feel more connected with the love of your life.

#1 Buy romantic gifts while you are away

Make use of your time away, especially if it involves overnight stops, to buy your loved one, souvenirs or romantic presents to take home with you. This may not seem like much to you, but it will give your partner a sense of security in the knowledge that you were thinking of them while you were apart, as well as giving them that added excitement on your return!

#2 Keep in regular contact

It is important that you keep in regular contact with your partner, and not just by text or the odd phone call. Make sure to have some face-to-face time via video link whenever you can throughout the day, and especially every night before bedtime, if you are away from home for long periods of time.

#3 Choose your workloads

Whenever you can, organise your workloads to ensure that you are not away from home for long periods of time. By using sites such as https://www.shiply.com/us/shipping-jobs, you will be able to source shipping work that is more local to where you live.

#4 Treasure your time together

Aim for quality time together by doing the things you most enjoy. Try to counteract the hours of unhealthy inactivity that driving dictates, with some fun physical activities together. What’s more, savour those intimate moments that keep your relationship on solid ground. Although traditional holidays may be off the cards, make the most of your time together by planning impromptu trips away.

So, to wrap it all up

Make sure your partner knows you really care, by making the effort to buy meaningful gifts while you’re away. Do not underestimate the importance of regular contact: keeping in touch with texts, and making time for phone calls, or even better, video calls, can mean all the difference in a long distance relationship. Night time can be very lonely, so make it your priority to reach out to your partner before bedtime.

Try to choose workloads that are close to home if possible and limit the number of long-haul shipments you undertake. If you’re away from home for a long time, make sure that it’s followed by a lengthy period of working locally, so you’re able to come home every night and spend some quality time together. Enjoy every moment you have at home, be as active as you can, and get away on the spur of the moment, to make more special memories together.

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