by Aaron Traister, REDBOOK
DEAR WHYS GUY:
My husband has such bad road rage that we can barely stay in the car together for an hour. I miss taking driving vacations where you stop and see the sights. Help!
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I'm really the wrong person to answer this question, because I'm the best driver on earth, so it's completely reasonable that every other driver infuriates me. As for getting your dude to calm down long enough to visit the Second Oldest Continuously Burning Lightbulb just outside of Fort Worth, uh...you could drive.
No, no, hear me out.
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My wife gets crazy carsick when she's not driving, so she takes the wheel more often than not. I gotta tell you, it's great. I navigate, keep the snacks coming, and control the music, and she gets us where we're going with minimal cursing and hand gestures. Why not try that for a week? If your man is reluctant to hand over the keys (which I'm guessing he will be), just start groaning and tell him you're going to be sick all over the dashboard. It worked for my wife.
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Need help decoding odd male behavior? Redbook columnist Aaron Traister, who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two kids, is our resident male who is happy to answer any questions you might have about the mind of a man. Either leave your questions in the comments or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org with Whys Guy in the subject. Letters, emails, and comments may be edited for clarity and length.
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