Reality Check

Carolyn Magner

Too much togetherness?

| August 10, 2012

Dear Carolyn, My last chick is flying out of the nest in a few weeks and I’m feeling very blue. I am planning to join my husband on the road as soon as she's settled into ...

Consider the long haul

| August 08, 2012

Girlfriend is OK with doing heavy lifting in relationship, but her friends aren't.

State of isolation is no place to dwell

| August 02, 2012

Dear Carolyn, I just went through a tough divorce and am now single and lonely. I feel hopeless about ever meeting a good woman who can put up with the stress of loving a trucker. There’s ...

Change is possible

| July 24, 2012

Dear Carolyn, I’m about to get married to a great guy. He wasn’t such a great guy when he was married to his previous wife. However, he has since quit drinking, got into therapy, lost 50 ...

Model search!

| July 10, 2012

Dear Readers, Overdrive magazine is looking for a few attractive, wholesome, fit women to pose for photos next to beautiful show trucks at the Great American Trucking Show, August 23-25, in Dallas, Texas.  It's easy to enter ...

Drink water not soda

| July 02, 2012

Dear Carolyn, I am still laughing about NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s misguided ban on over-sized sodas. I think you would agree with me that it’s a boneheaded attempt to legislate common sense! What do you think? I’m about ...

Rescued puppy now trucking dog

| June 28, 2012

Dear Carolyn, A while back I wrote about the loss of my two best friends, Bouncie and Bullet.  I swore I would never go through that hurt again.  I took a trucking job and have been ...

Corny pick-up line that worked

| June 24, 2012

Dear Carolyn, My husband used a corny pick-up line when we first met. Here’s one for your collection. Hubby to be: Can I have directions? Me: To where? Hubby to be: To your heart. I know, lame as can be ...

Carolyn Magner

Carolyn Magner is not a professional therapist and her advice is meant to entertain you, not solve your terrible, desperate problems. Email Carolyn at

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