Carolyn Magner

She took the dog!

Dear Carolyn,My wife took our dog and left me for my best friend. Ha. I bet you thought I was going to say I really miss my dog? I don’t miss the wife, dog or the best friend. (Okay, I miss the dog a little bit but it was more her's than mine. And she used to paint its toenails. Can't really call that a dog.)They deserve each other. What I do miss is the ...

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Getting over the loss of love

Dear Carolyn,How do you get over the loss of love? For very long and complicated reasons the love of my life, the light of my existence, the reason for getting out of bed in the morning, is gone. There’s no possibility that our relationship will ever work out and while I understand it, I can’t seem to accept it. Because our love affair was secret, there’s nobody that even knows I’m suffering and it grieves ...

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Gut check?

Dear Carolyn,How much stock do you put into “gut feelings?” I’m not too sure about this guy I’ve been dating for about two months. It seems like he’s interested but I’m doing all the work. I make the plans, bring the pizza, rent the movie and spend the gas driving to his place. I don’t think this is working out. Do you think I’m judging too fast?KatieDear Katie,I like to check out my gut feelings ...

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What's with the Valentine's Day stuff already up?

Dear Carolyn,Do you know what really burns me up? I haven’t even paid my Christmas bills yet and already Valentine’s Day stuff is on the shelves. No wonder guys hate this holiday. We have to start worrying about how we are going to screw up February in Jan-u-freaking-ary. I’m telling you;it’s not fair!JJDear JJ,I don’t know about you but I’m just glad to see something on the shelves. I figure that whatever trucker trucked it ...

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He won't quit trucking

Dear Carolyn,I’m getting sick of my husband always being gone. He’s on the road at least two out of four weeks a month. It didn’t seem so bad when we were first married but now I’d like for him to consider changing careers. He won’t even talk about it. Not only that, he says I ought to get a job to help out. Don’t you think I deserve more respect than that?KatieDear Katie,Um. No. Not ...

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Giving the boot

Dear Carolyn,My boyfriend is a long haul trucker and we’ve been dating for about six years. I’m a little bit worried though because for the last few months he’s stopped calling me. I realize he’s on the road all the time but surely he has time to return a phone call or text message? He’s been such a good boyfriend and we have so much fun when we are together that I hate to break ...

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Why can't we be friends?

Dear Carolyn,Can former lovers really carve out a friendship? Please hurry and answer this because I don’t know what to do. We think we can do it, but if it’s hopeless, I don’t want to go down that road.JessieDear Jessie,It can be done. I’ve seen it done. But the question I have for you is, why do it? I mean, if it’s not working out as lovers, move on along and find someone that it ...

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Texting under the influence

Dear Carolyn, I did a really stupid thing. I drunk/texted an old boyfriend. It was a weak moment and I’m really embarrassed about it now. He’s taken it as an interest indicator and I don’t know how to get myself out of this. I like him but not in “that” way. How do I tell him this was an “uh-oh” without hurting his feelings?“Gin” nyDear Gin-ny,Ha! When will you crazy kids learn to just say ...

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New Year's Revolution

Dear Carolyn,I’m working on some New Year’s Resolutions this year. Most of them are lame like lose weight, work out, eat less sugar, call mom, read a book. But what I really want to do is meet a good woman that I can come home to after a long week on the road. It’s not as easy as you might think. I’m always on the road and when I’m home, I have a list of ...

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I'm not That Guy, am I?

Dear Carolyn,I’ve had a very close friendship with a woman who works for the same trucking company I do. I am 15 years older than she is and am self-conscious about our age difference. I don’t want to be That Guy who hits on younger girls. But I really like her and would like to step things up. I think she would, too, but we both get tired of hearing all the jokes about how ...

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