I can tell you one thing women are all the same regardless of the make or model........... It is quite distressing for my wife as I am gone for long periods of time at times. She accepts it but nonetheless doesnt always like it obviously as was expressed in your moms form letter to Charlie.
No doubt all state hopping trappers deal with this more so then others. We as trappers have the strong burning desire to do what we do and some women just cant or wont cope with such a situation. When one gets older(mature)LOL we just do it and oh well if they moan they moan and that is how it is. They adjust or move on I suppose.
Been down this road for a number of years but I try to keep my away time from home a month at a time. Last winter I was away 4 months in all. The last trapping leg in Kansas was a little over 2 months. A bit longer then normal but I just was not ready to return.
Each has to establish what is a tolerable time frame for them practically to be away from home and what the Mrs. will allow. Most seasoned married trappers have this part already under control or they are single,unattached at the time, hard core bachelors or just dont give a hoot............... LOL
I am somewhere in the middle of all that.~!!!!!!!