My Husband’s Always Traveling. How Is It Affecting Our Son?


Last night my husband’s suitcase was on our bed again. I hate to pack, but I like to help him because I know that otherwise he will look like a sad, worn-out businessman at his destination. I can fit about a week’s worth of shirts and ties and sweaters into his carry-on, and they usually make it to Chicago or Cleveland or Richmond or Kansas City without a wrinkle.

We moved about a year ago for my husband’s job and a promotion, and now that things are going really well for him, his trips come more and more frequently.

I am excited for him. We are young, not yet 40, so when should he move up and ahead in his career, if not now? He loves his job and wants to feel like what he does matters in the world. But lately I’ve been feeling uneasy about his days on the road. What is the purpose of all this? What are we sacrificing as a family?

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Pooja says:

    I could’ve written this! Thank you so much for this beautiful essay.

    1. zsmc says:

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I am so glad you liked it!

    1. zsmc says:

      Thanks, Nina!

  2. Michele says:

    Okay. Now I’m starting to think you’re living the life I was living when my kids were younger. Again, hang in there.

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