Carolyn Magner

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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Good guy gone bad?

Dear Carolyn, I am described by most of my friends and family as a “good guy.” I go to church, volunteer in my community and am a loyal, faithful husband. I’m the first one to help a friend move or just listen to a family member’s problem. My kids look up to me and my company just asked me to be a trainer. Life is great. However, I have this terrible urge to just blow it ...

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Q&A: Meditation expert Elizabeth Harper

Meditation can relieve stress and help you feel less lonely.

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Driving without pants!

Dear Carolyn, I’ve been driving a truck for 5 years and have never had an accident or a speeding ticket. The secret to my success is that I never wear pants when I drive. Ever! It gives me such a wonderful sense of freedom that I wanted to share my idea with your readers. Men and women, take off your pants! Driving pant-free is the way to go! Hope you have a good day! Jim Dear Jim, Oh, I love ...

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Husband is a gem!

Dear Carolyn, My husband is the best husband in the world. He’s loyal, smart, hard working and makes me laugh. He saved up for years to buy his own truck and runs a good solid business. He also cooks, cleans and does his own ironing. I read some of the letters you get from readers and I have to count my blessings. So, you might wonder, why are you writing to me? Well, his birthday is ...

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