Carolyn Magner

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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What a woman says and what she really means!

Dear Carolyn, My girlfriend is obviously mad at me. Every time I ask her what's wrong, she's says, "nothing." Why can't a woman just say what she means? When she say's "nothing," I say, "fine." Bruce Dear Bruce, How's that working out for ya? You can tell how mad a woman is by how fast she answers "nothing," to the annoying question, "what's the matter?" I can't fix this for you Brucie Baby. I suggest you figure out how ...

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Age old question

Dear Carolyn, Are you still around? I remember reading you when you were Dear Betty. You must be super old by now! Pete Dear Pete, Put it this way: in dog years, I'm dead! (and you don't look so hot yourself!) I'm just say'n, Carolyn

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Truckers get a bad rap!

Dear Carolyn, I’m sick and tired of people assuming my husband cheats on me when he’s on the road. We have a strong marriage, a supportive family and great kids. When I tell people what he does for a living, I get questioned about his fidelity. I know some guys use this job to cover for their bad behavior but I resent all truckers getting lumped into one bad group. What should I say when I ...

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What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?

Dear Carolyn,   For someone who says they are “not a nice person” you seem very nice and truthful.   Darren  Dear Darren,  Thank you. I am (truthful and sort of nice) But, sometimes, as they say, the truth hurts!  I am more the straight talking kind than the beat around the bush kind. It's a tough world out there, drive safely! I'm just say'n, Carolyn

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He learned from his mistake

 Dear Carolyn, I’m dating a man that was married to a terrible woman. She ran around on him and let him down in so many ways. He says he's learned a lot about life and love from all the mistakes they made. We are really good together and thinking about marriage. However, I worry that he’ll think about her even though he says he won’t. I’m not a jealous person and I value what we have. ...

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Don't tell my daughter she's beautiful!

Dear Carolyn, My daughter is an 18-year-old beauty. Men fall out of their chairs when she walks by. I used to be a beauty too but a hard life has wrecked my looks. I know she’s lucky to be so attractive, but to be honest, I worry about it. Men are pigs and she has no idea how much trouble her good looks can bring her.  She’s a smart girl and is going to college to ...

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Lizards are for losers

Dear Carolyn, My husband is a hardworking, honest, happily married trucker who is struggling with sleep apnea and insomnia. He is exhausted after a long day of driving and hates to be harrassed by hookers when he pulls over to sleep. I get it that everyone is trying to make a buck but he says sometimes he’s woken up three or four times a night, especially in rest areas. He’s thinking about putting a no/lizard sticker ...

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How do you protect yourself?

Dear Carolyn, You asked us how we protect ourselves on the road? Well, I use extra strength/extra large Trojans!!! HAAAAAAAA!! Frank Dear Frank, That was funny the first time. But you are about the 11th one to send this and well, I've moved from laughing to rolling my eyes. Really? This is a serious topic. http://www.truckersnews.com/risky-business-2/ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking/2011/04/14/crime-against-truckers--protection-on-the-road I've had a lot of comments on my story about staying safe on the road. It's a serious topic and lots of truckers wrote in to say ...

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