Carolyn Magner

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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Son wants to move back in!

Dear Carolyn, My 36 year-old son just told me he’s going to move in with us. He lost his trucking job and says there’s nothing out there he can do. My husband and I enjoy our empty nest and are sick that this is happening. Do you have any tips for us to handle this situation? Jennifer and Jason Dear J and J, Your 36 year-old son “told” you he’s moving in? Really? How long has your son been ...

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Don't get no respect!

Dear Carolyn, I’ve been driving for the same company for two years. Lately, they’ve been treating me badly. Dispatch is rude and the owner of the company has told me several times that he’s not sure he’ll be able to keep me on. He’s letting the equipment get run down and skimping on repairs. Part of the reason I hired on was because he had nice new trucks. I’m working myself to death and worrying about ...

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Why can't we be friends?

His wife is jealous of his old girlfriend.

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Best love songs of all time?

Do you have a favorite romantic love song? Send me your favorites and I'll put a top ten list together. Mine is, When a Man Loves a Woman. I'm just say'n, Carolyn

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Countdown to Valentine's Day!

Come on people! Only FOUR days left to do the right thing on Valentine’s Day! What? She insists she’s not interested in a commercialized version of love? And you believe her? Clearly, you don’t read this column on a regular basis. She may tell you that flowers, candy, cards and sweet nothings don’t mean anything to her. But when the day arrives and all the other gals in the office get flowers, candy and sentimental ...

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Single again!

Dear Carolyn I’m recently single and having a hard time getting back into the dating scene. My main problem is that when I tell a woman that I’m a trucker, she gets that look on her face. You know the one. Like when you step in dog excrement? That look! I own my truck, have a million safe miles, all kinds of driving awards and am a clean-cut, not bad looking guy. What am I supposed ...

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