Carolyn Magner

Doing a man's job!

Dear Carolyn, I am an attractive, (according to others) single, 32 year-old truck driver. I’m good at my job and work long hours like everyone else. My problem is that men in this industry don’t take me seriously.  They either think I am soliciting or going to crash my truck into a wall. I try to ignore them but sometimes I feel like quitting and doing something easier--like coal minning. Wanda  Dear Wanda, Women have to do everything twice ...

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Lagging libido!

Dear Carolyn, My husband has lost his sex drive. I’m not sure what to do about that!  I’ve tried all the usual methods but he’s not interested. He’s a great guy and we have a strong marriage. What can I do? Jen Dear Jen, Sex is like air; you don’t notice it until you aren’t getting any! First, drag him to the doctor and get him checked out.  Many health conditions and medications can zap the libido.  And, the ...

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Got the breaking up blues

Dear Carolyn,  My girlfriend went back to her ex-boyfriend last week. It was a huge shock to me and I never saw it coming. She says she tried to tell me that she wasn’t over him but honestly, I can’t recall having that conversation. I know I shouldn’t call, email, text and drive by her house all the time. She is telling friends that I’m stalking her. Can you help me? I’m so angry about this and ...

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Dieting advice for truckers

Dear Carolyn, I have lost about 10 pounds this month by following your dieting advice. My question is how can I lose ten more? I know you are more about "dating" advice giving than you are about "dieting" advice but what you said really worked! Bob Dear Bob, Hey there big Buddy. You must be the one I told to stop drinking soda and start drinking water? That’s the only weight loss tip I’ve given out lately. And even ...

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Trashing the ex!

Dear Carolyn, My new boyfriend constantly runs down his former girlfriend. He talks trash about her and compares everything I do to how she did it.  I’ve never met the poor woman but it makes me a little uneasy. Why can’t he just enjoy my good side without having to tell me how terrible she was?  Do you think he’s protesting a bit too much? Janet Dear Janet, Pay close attention to this. How he talks about her is ...

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Kicked to the curb!

Dear Carolyn, Where do you get off telling my boyfriend he needs to kick me to the curb? You have no idea what I put up with. You think you are so smart?  You try living with a self-centered, lazy, rude, man-child who doesn’t bathe as often as he should. Throw in a mama’s boy who can’t find the ice cubes in the freezer, a dog hater, bad driver, road rager womanizer and see how long ...

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My boyfriend cheated on me

Dear Carolyn, I feel like I've wasted a whole year of my life. I was dating a guy who I thought was the last good guy on earth. We are both truckers and he understood what I go through on the road. I saw him as my knight of the highway. Somehow, he managed to carry on similar relationships with three other women. When it all finally came out, I was devastated. I've done nothing but ...

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Facebook friends are not enough

Dear Carolyn, I am a pretty lonely guy and can't seem to figure out why. I am a professional truck driver, in good shape and am well read. I also have nearly 600 "friends" on Facebook. What do you think I'm doing wrong? Billy Dear Billy, Driving a pick-up truck doesn't make a guy a trucker any more than having 600 Facebook friends makes a guy popular. You have to meet real humans in order to play with humans. Stop ...

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Worries about Weinergate

Dear Carolyn, All this news attention on Weinergate makes me anxious about my husband who is always on the road. Do you think most men send suggestive pictures to strangers online? Should I check his computer history? Sally Dear Sally, Oh, please don’t make me have to use all my good Weiner jokes for this answer! Here’s the long and short of Wiener’s pickle.  A stand-up guy keeps it zipped. On the other hand, now is a good time to ...

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Trucker gives relationship advice

Hi Carolyn, I enjoy your column in Truckers New. However,  I don't believe that part about  "... even not a very nice person." I am writing about your advice to Tracy about the  "red flags." There are some proactive things Tracy could do to expose those red flags. Time often brings out the best and worst in people. I can fake it or even try to put my best foot forward but eventually the real me WILL ...

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