Reality Check

Kicked to the curb!

Dear Carolyn, Where do you get off telling my boyfriend he needs to kick me to the curb? You have no idea what I put up with. You think you are so smart?  You try living with a self-centered, lazy, rude, man-child who doesn’t bathe as often as he should. Throw in a mama’s boy who can’t find the ice cubes in the freezer, a dog hater, bad driver, road rager womanizer and see how long ...

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My boyfriend cheated on me

Dear Carolyn, I feel like I've wasted a whole year of my life. I was dating a guy who I thought was the last good guy on earth. We are both truckers and he understood what I go through on the road. I saw him as my knight of the highway. Somehow, he managed to carry on similar relationships with three other women. When it all finally came out, I was devastated. I've done nothing but ...

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Facebook friends are not enough

Dear Carolyn, I am a pretty lonely guy and can't seem to figure out why. I am a professional truck driver, in good shape and am well read. I also have nearly 600 "friends" on Facebook. What do you think I'm doing wrong? Billy Dear Billy, Driving a pick-up truck doesn't make a guy a trucker any more than having 600 Facebook friends makes a guy popular. You have to meet real humans in order to play with humans. Stop ...

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Worries about Weinergate

Dear Carolyn, All this news attention on Weinergate makes me anxious about my husband who is always on the road. Do you think most men send suggestive pictures to strangers online? Should I check his computer history? Sally Dear Sally, Oh, please don’t make me have to use all my good Weiner jokes for this answer! Here’s the long and short of Wiener’s pickle.  A stand-up guy keeps it zipped. On the other hand, now is a good time to ...

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Trucker gives relationship advice

Hi Carolyn, I enjoy your column in Truckers New. However,  I don't believe that part about  "... even not a very nice person." I am writing about your advice to Tracy about the  "red flags." There are some proactive things Tracy could do to expose those red flags. Time often brings out the best and worst in people. I can fake it or even try to put my best foot forward but eventually the real me WILL ...

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What a woman says and what she really means!

Dear Carolyn, My girlfriend is obviously mad at me. Every time I ask her what's wrong, she's says, "nothing." Why can't a woman just say what she means? When she say's "nothing," I say, "fine." Bruce Dear Bruce, How's that working out for ya? You can tell how mad a woman is by how fast she answers "nothing," to the annoying question, "what's the matter?" I can't fix this for you Brucie Baby. I suggest you figure out how ...

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Age old question

Dear Carolyn, Are you still around? I remember reading you when you were Dear Betty. You must be super old by now! Pete Dear Pete, Put it this way: in dog years, I'm dead! (and you don't look so hot yourself!) I'm just say'n, Carolyn

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Truckers get a bad rap!

Dear Carolyn, I’m sick and tired of people assuming my husband cheats on me when he’s on the road. We have a strong marriage, a supportive family and great kids. When I tell people what he does for a living, I get questioned about his fidelity. I know some guys use this job to cover for their bad behavior but I resent all truckers getting lumped into one bad group. What should I say when I ...

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What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?

Dear Carolyn,   For someone who says they are “not a nice person” you seem very nice and truthful.   Darren  Dear Darren,  Thank you. I am (truthful and sort of nice) But, sometimes, as they say, the truth hurts!  I am more the straight talking kind than the beat around the bush kind. It's a tough world out there, drive safely! I'm just say'n, Carolyn

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He learned from his mistake

 Dear Carolyn, I’m dating a man that was married to a terrible woman. She ran around on him and let him down in so many ways. He says he's learned a lot about life and love from all the mistakes they made. We are really good together and thinking about marriage. However, I worry that he’ll think about her even though he says he won’t. I’m not a jealous person and I value what we have. ...

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