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by Abigail Van Buren

Road Trips Turn to Road Rage When Couple Argues Over Who Should Take the Wheel

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I are good drivers and enjoy driving. But we get into arguments during road trips about who should drive. He feels he should drive because "he's the man." I feel we should take turns. We both hate being the passenger. Can you give us some good advice? -- DRIVING IT HOME IN ARIZONA

DEAR DRIVING IT HOME: Yes. Instead of spoiling your road trip by arguing while you're on the road, have an agreement before you leave about how the driving duties will be shared. Because sitting in the passenger seat can become boring after a while, some couples split their trips into equal shifts. Others agree that one spouse will drive to the destination and the other will drive on the trip home. It has less to do with "who's the man" than with fairness.

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