(Closed) Does your FI/Husband Travel for work?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

He has been traveling more this year then others, normally travels prob around 10% of the time, this year its more like 20-25%.

If he goes to Europe, he gone max 2 weeks. If he travels to Mexico or w/in the US, he will be gone for 3-5 days.

When he is gone for 2 weeks I miss him, if I had it my way he would travel once a every other month for only like 3 or 4 days; because even though I do miss him for those 3 days, it is nice being able to relax by myself.

Post # 18
2312 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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That is one definite perk; for our honeymoon, our tickets and a week’s stay at a five star resort are completely covered by his airmiles and Marriott points. 

Post # 19
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine’s gone Monday-Friday of every week, with maybe 5 or 6 weeks a year actually at home.  He started this in September and it’s been a transition, but it’s been okay so far for the most part.  It really sucks that I work 11-8 Fri and Sat (I have my own store), so when he comes home Fridays I still have to work for another day and a half. 

We don’t spend nearly enough time together and it’s definitely a bummer.  Sundays are usually spent doing house work too (mowing the lawn, yard work, errands, seeing his mom, zoning out, and packing to leave again), so to be honest we don’t have much quality time together. 

His job is awesome but I’ll be ready for him to stop traveling.  Unfotunately he has a few years to go before that happens however.  I’m sure it’s not easy for him either, but sometimes it’s really hard for me to deal with for a lot of reasons.  We really need to try harder to talk throughout the day, because sometimes we don’t even talk for 5 minutes after work!  It’s hard stuff, man.

I’ve been working pretty hard on this wedding and it’s difficult with him not here.  I come up with these plans and ideas, then when he gets home he either doesn’t really want to talk about it or he axe’s my idea!  Ugh.

He’s amazing though, and I love him to bits.  Just want him to come home already!!!

Anyway, sorry to jack the thread!  Good to know I’m not alone though 🙂


Post # 20
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Dh works out of town about 12 hours from home. He works 24 days on and 4 days off. So he flies home for those 4 days. It’s really hard on both of us (espeically him working 12 hour days, long shifts, away from home, etc…) but we’ve been doing this for a while now. He can’t find good work in his field around here so he works out of town. The benefit is crazy good money so we’ll be able to buy a house soon and eventually settle down and be ready for kids.

Thankfully we have a dog who keeps me company. I do like having the house to myself but I’d much rather have him home full time. His 4 days off go by sooo fast.

Post # 21
4544 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not at the moment, though I have a feeling he will be as he moves up in the company.

Post # 22
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup my husband travels a few times a year. He is actually leaving for a business trip in Chicago tomorrow. I will be going to a bridal shower/bachelorette party on Saturday and other than that I plan to just chill out and do whatever I feel like 🙂

Post # 23
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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@Penguingal06:  GO NAVY!!! 🙂

DH is going away from July-May to train to be a submariner, then after that he’ll be gone 6-9 months out of the year for as long as he’s in the Navy.  I am excited for all the travel and adventure and am so, so proud of him.  The pride in knowing that he’s giving people freedom outweighs the sacrifice, IMO.

Post # 24
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Jaynee: Yea, his traveling kills my gym routine too! I feel bad for the doggies because my commute is pretty similar to yours, and they are stuck in our basement all day when he travels. Our basement is big, but it’s still not ideal because they don’t get potty breaks.

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