Carolyn Magner

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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Breaking up is hard to do

Dear Carolyn,Is there a good way to break up with someone? I don’t want to be “that guy” who sends a text or just stops calling. But then again, I’m tired of the long pointless conversations where we go over and over all the ways our relationship is not working. I always end up promising to try harder. The truth is; I don’t want to try at all anymore. But I’m a good guy and ...

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Up or Down? The great toilet seat debate

Dear Carolyn,Why should I put the toilet seat down? Why shouldn’t she put it up?I am seriously pissed about this.CorkyDear Corky,I assume you want an explanation for why you should do the right thing and put the seat down? Because if you are looking for a logical, fair accounting for the pros and cons of up or down, I’m not your gal. Relationship stuff is not always fair or equally divisible by two. And make ...

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Weighty matters

Dear Carolyn,I don’t know how much I weigh because my scale doesn’t go that high. I could step on the scales at the weigh station but I don’t want to risk the humiliation. I want to do better. I talk about it all the time. But I never follow it up with any action.Can you help?Fat FrankDear Frank,Baby steps my friend. Start with putting down the fork. Next, take a walk around your truck. Add ...

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