Carolyn Magner

Holidays and the single life

Dear Carolyn,I’ve been divorced for 20 years and am happily single. The life of a long-haul trucker is hard on relationships and families. While I have met great gals over the years, I’ve been upfront with my lack of interest in anything permanent. Mostly, they seem okay with the idea but in the end, they leave for someone who wants to commit. I get that.The only time I’m a little unsure about my choice to ...

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No hiding in the closet!

Dear Carolyn,Ive got one for you. I am an attractive, small, gay female driver/mover. Seventy-five percent of the males out here just love me until the dreaded "come on " starts and I respond appropiately that Im certainly not interested! Some are very sweet and politely give up. However, most start the whole "gay bashing" thing that can get very ugly. I realize that the trucking industry is still in the dark ages but that's ...

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Go or Stay?

Dear Carolyn,I want to end my relationship with my girlfriend but I can’t seem to get it done. Every time I bring up my dissatisfaction with our relationship, she talks me down from the ledge. I agree that we are perfectly compatible, have the same values and interests and generally get along well. I also agree that we’d make good parents and could grow old together. But what she doesn’t get is that I’ve never ...

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Green-eyed monster

Dear Carolyn,My husband is driving me crazy with his controlling, jealous behavior. He’s always snooping through my cell phone calls and reading my text messages. I don’t have anything to hide and have never given him reason to not trust me. How can I get him to stop snooping? I’m at the end of my rope. He says he’s been burned before (his ex wife cheated on him) and wants to make sure it never ...

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Should I "friend" her?

Dear Carolyn,Thirty years ago I broke up with my high school girl friend an hour before our senior prom. I left for the army a few weeks later and eventually settled into the life of a long haul trucker. We happen to live in the same general area now even though I’ve never run into her since that day I left her high and dry..I’ve always felt rotten about how I treated her and have ...

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Looking for a team driver?

Dear Carolyn,Where are all the normal, fun, smart women? Because I can tell you one thing, they are not in the trucking industry. I’m not using my real name because I’d be in big trouble for saying this. But it’s true. I’ve tried out at least 6 partners to team drive with and they all are either getting on or getting off the crazy train. I’m not even very picky but this is ridiculous. I ...

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Will he ever marry me?

Dear Carolyn,My boyfriend and I are having a few problems. The main one is that he’s not divorced yet from his wife. He’s a long-haul trucker and she’s a stay-at-home mom. She handles all the business side of trucking including paying the bills, taxes and fees. They have both agreed to a divorce but it’s taking a long time due to finances. We started going out a year ago and he really loves me. However, ...

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Love stinks!

Dear Carolyn,I’m an older fellow and I’ve been dating a very nice woman for about 6 years now. Unfortunately, we have a problem. She doesn’t care to bathe as often as I’d like for her to. She emits an awful odor and refuses to do anything about it. It’s really starting to turn me off. I don’t think it’s that much to ask that she try to sweeten up. She says to take her or ...

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Toilet seat down

Dear Carolyn, In response to Corky; the toilet seat has little to do with the debate itself. I'm a guy who thinkss it's just good manners to leave the toilet seat down for the next lady. My mother explained to me the woman's point of view:by leaving the toilet seat down, you are showing love and consideration for your wife, spouse, daughter or girlfriend. Your action means she does not have to ...

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Who gets the stuff?

Dear Carolyn,My boyfriend and I finally broke up for good this time. It was the right thing to do and while I would not call us “friends” I will say that we wish the best for the other. He’s a long haul trucker and as you know, he’s gone all the time. My problem is how do I handle the giving back of the stuff? We didn’t live together but he kept a bunch ...

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