Relationships are hard. Relationships become even more difficult when you are away from each other for extended periods of time. Whether you are a new couple or are in a long-term committed relationship, you will face trials while driving OTR.
Below are three tips for professional truck drivers to manage relationships while being away from home.
Communication is key to all relationships. That cannot be stressed enough. Yet, communicating is much more than talking. To learn how to communicate effectively, click here.
- Be forgiving
Now that you are an effective communicator, you must be able to forgive and move on. It is all too easy to hold grudges. Don't do it. Accept the situation, do not dwell, take the positive and let it go.
- Be ready to say sorry
Nothing is more difficult or more important than saying "sorry."
Time passes and relationships can become routine. Remember why you got into the relationship in the first place before you rush to any conclusions.
And the next time you go home, enjoy that precious time with each other. While your time together may be limited, you should try to make it memorable.