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Carolyn Bushong's opinions and expert advice are regularly sought after in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, New Woman, First for Women, Good Housekeeping, Bride, US Weekly, and other publications.  Listed below are a few examples.

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Carolyn Bushong's opinions and expert advice are regularly sought after in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, New Woman, First for Women, Good Housekeeping, Bride, US Weekly, and other publications.

Life & Style Weekly - April 4, 2016 - Blake & Gwen Romantic Proposal

Life & Style Weekly
April 4, 2016
Blake & Gwen Romantic Proposal

Carolyn's quote was mentioned here
Denver-based licensed professional counselor Carolyn Bushong says if Blake and Gavin ever disagree about the kids, Blake is the one who needs to back down. "Blake has to treat Gavin with Total respect, even though Gavin [allegedly] cheated on Gwen, because he is the children's father," Bushong says "It'll help Gwen because the last thing she needs is her boyfriend and ex fighting in ay way. It'll also help provide stability for the kids if he shows respect to their father."

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Closer Weekly - October 13, 2014 - Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Struggled with grief, a crisis of faith and suicidal thoughs after JFK's assassination, until a new friendship helped her survive

Closer Weekly
October 13, 2014
Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Struggled with grief, a crisis of faith and suicidal thoughts after JFK's assassination, until a new friendship helped her survive

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
... it was a natural response given the circumstances: "It's often the people who put on the strongest face who are suicidal, because they have to pretend to much."

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InTouch Weekly - August 4, 2014 - Ellen & Portia's Final Bid for Happiness - They're Having a Baby

In Touch Weekly
August 4, 2014
Ellen & Portia's Final Bid for Happiness - They're Having a Baby

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Having a baby to save a marriage almost never works. It gives people one more thing to have resentment about and just adds problems to an already troubled relaltionship."

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Life & Style Weekly - June 2, 2014 - Miley Breaks Down Over Liam

Life & Style Weekly
June 2, 2014
Miley Breaks Down Over Liam

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Miley is ranting because she's still in love with Liam. Women do that! They want to tell him to go f--- himself. They want to hurt him. Later women apologize."

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Life & Style Weekly - May 12, 2014 - Tori's Showdown With The Mistress!

Life & Style Weekly
May 12, 2014
Tori's Showdown With The Mistress!

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
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Rebuild trust. "This could mean Dean giving Tori access to his phone, and promising to talk to her when he feels upset, rather than turning to sex."

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Life & Style Weekly - April 21, 2014 - Miley Hits a New Low

Life & Style Weekly
April 21, 2014
Miley Hits a New Low

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Wishing she were dead - even if Miley claims she didn't really mean it - is a red flag. People get really depressed about their animals dying, but most don't have an edge of suicidal thoughts with it. It says a lot abut what is going on in her head. Miley loved her pup so much his death has left her literally hanging by a thread."

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InTouch Weekly - April 14, 2014 - Why Gwyneth & Chris Really Split

In Touch Weekly
April 14, 2014
Why Gwyneth & Chris Really Split

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Having an open marriage is like making a deal that you can cheat - but are you really going to tell your partner about every time you have sex? Lying becomes part of it and then it's not 'open' anymore. There are bound to be jealousy issues"

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InTouch Weekly - April 7, 2014 - Khloe's Humiliation: Betrayed by Lamar... AGAIN

In Touch Weekly
April 7, 2014
Khloe's Humiliation: Betrayed by Lamar... AGAIN!

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Women do this all the time, thinking 'Maybe I didn't try hard enough.' Then when they give him that second chance and he screws up again, they're deeply devastated. But often it takes that to move on."

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Life & Style Weekly - April 4, 2014 - Bachelor Bombshell - A Baby for Nikki

Life & Style Weekly
April 7, 2014
Bachelor Bombshell - A Baby for Nikki

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"I'm sure Nikki thinks if she were to get pregnant by him it would bring him closer, which absolutely won't happen," cautions marriage counselor and dating coach Carolyn Bushong. "He seems very much commitment-phobic."

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Closer Weekly - March 24, 2014 - Singer Spurned - Robin Thicke Desperately tries to win back the affections - and trust - of his wife Paula Patton after his flirtations ways prove to be too much for her

Closer Weekly
March 24, 2014
Robin Thicke Desperately tries to win back the affections - and trust - of his wife Paula Patton after his flirtations ways prove to be too much for her

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
...marriage counselor Carolyn Bushong tells Closer that his plan of attack could work. "It's a good tactic," she says. "He's showing persistence and that he doesn't want to lose her."

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Life & Style Weekly - April 18, 2011 - Why Kourtney Won’t Marry Scott

Life & Style Weekly
April 18, 2011
Why Kourtney Won’t Marry Scott

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"...that's not healthy and that Scott needs to make lifestyle changes for himself, which in turn will positively affect his family”

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Life & Style - March 14, 2011 - The Ring Is Off

Life & Style Weekly
March 14, 2011
Chelsea (Clinton) & Marc: The Ring is Off

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Controlling in-laws are a huge cause of marriages falling apart. It’s very hard to stand up to your in-laws without alienating your mate. Chelsea is the one who needs to tell her parents to back off

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NBC 9 News - February 13, 2011 - More people finding love online

NBC 9 News Denver
February 13, 2011
More people finding love online

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"I have clients who work 60 hours a week and they don't have time to go searching for somebody," said dating coach and psychotherapist Carolyn Bushong.

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Life & Style - January 3, 2011 - Sandra & Ryan: Over Already

Life & Style Weekly
January 31, 2011
Sandra & Ryan: Over Already

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Even if Sandra met the man of her dreams today, it probably wouldn’t work because I don’t think she’s healed enough. The timing is too soon. She’s very vulnerable. Now Sandra is probably being extra careful, and somewhat distrusting, in a healthy way.”

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Life & Style - January 3, 2011 - Sandra & Ryan: Over Already

Hollywood Life
January 19, 2011
Sandra & Ryan: Over Already

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"It would be best for Sandra to date casually. Seeing different men and going out can actually be really helpful in getting past a situation like she's been through.”

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Life & Style - January 3, 2011 - Why Tony & Eva are still seeing each other

Life & Style Weekly
January 3, 2011
Why Tony & Eva are still seeing each other

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"She thought this was a fabulous marriage," relationship expert Carolyn Bushong tells Life & Style. "She could be praying Tony will somehow say something to make this all go away and make it all better.”

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OK Magazine Website - July 2010 First For Women Magazine

First For Women
July 5, 2010
Marriage SOS - She wants couple time, he loves a crowd

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"With Yvonne and Rob, the challenges were clear," says Carolyn Bushong, "Rob needed to recognize his wife's desire for boundaries, while Yvonne needed to honor her husband's cultural mores"

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Cosmopolitan - June 2010 - Love & Lust, How to Make a Man Commit

Cosmopolitan
June 2010
Love & Lust
How to Make a Man Commit

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Going out of your way to display affection for your guy and make his life easier? Okay, we know it sounds 1950s, but it turns out, men are craving TLC these days." According to Denver relationship therapist Carolyn Bushong, author of Seven Dumbest Relationship Mistakes Smart People Make.

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OK Magazine Website - March 2010 First For Women Magazine

First For Women
March 2010
Marriage SOS - She nags, he withdraws

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"When Liz and Lynn came to me, they were carrying a lot of baggage from their prior relationships,” says marriage counselor Carolyn Bushong, author of Bring Back the Man You Fell in Love With (Adams Media). “This baggage was scrambling their communication.
We had to get it out on the table."

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Match.com - Love Him, Hate His Hobby?

Match.com
Love Him, Hate His Hobby?

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
“Part of what creates a spark is bringing new interests into a relationship,” says Carolyn Bushong, a relationships counselor in Denver and author of Bring Back the Man You Fell in Love With. “When couples always do the same things, always together, that spark is more likely to fade.”

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Match.com - 10 Cheap Dates!

Match.com
10 Cheap Dates!

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
Cheapo Date 1#: Share puppy love
What better way to show off your warm and cuddly side than by hitting the park with a pooch? If you don’t have a dog of your own, contact a pet shelter about walking one of their friendly strays. Bonus: “You can tell a lot about a person by how nurturing they are with animals,” says relationship expert Carolyn Bushong, author of the The Seven Dumbest Relationship Mistakes Smart People Make.

Cheapo Date #7: Go on the world’s shortest road trip
You may not have the perfect cherry-red convertible to take out for a spin, but the luxury dealership down the block sure does! “Test-driving a car together can be really exciting,” says Bushong. “And how a person acts behind the wheel is very telling.” To avoid getting the full-on sales press, let the salesperson know you’re just shopping around at this point.

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OK Magazine Website - April 13, 2008 - Britney and Kevin Back Together?

OK Magazine Website
April 13, 2008
Britney and Kevin Back Together?

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
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Relationship expert Dr Carolyn Bushong, of Denver, Colorado, warned, however: “They will need help, not to get back together but to stay back together.”

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Life & Style - March 12, 2007 - Kate & Owen's Aussie getaway

Life & Style Weekly
March 12, 2007
Kate & Owen's Aussie getaway

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"One thing is for sure: If anyone's up to the job of making him settle down, it's her...She should play it cool - enjoy him but don't push him.”

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Cosmopolitan - December 2006 - Cosmo for Your Guy, Go the Extra Mile For Her

Cosmopolitan
December 2006
Cosmo for Your Guy
Go the Extra Mile For Her

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Most women love it when a guy picks a place to eat and maybe even goes as far as requesting a great table...It makes her feel special and show that you spent time thinking about what she would enjoy and appreciate."

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OK Magazine - July 2006 - Is Vanessa Bad for Nick?

OK Magazine
July 2006
Is Vanessa Bad for Nick?

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Being abandoned by her mother will mean she doesn't bond with women," explains Denver relationship expert Carolyn Bushong, who has not worked with Vanessa. "Diva behavior stems from this and also because she didn't feel special growing up. So she tries to make up for that by projecting that she's even more special than she is."

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Cosmopolitan - June 2006 - Cosmo For Your Guy - What You Do to Bum Her Out

Cosmopolitan
June 2006
Cosmo For Your Guy - What You Do to Bum Her Out

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
Forgetting Stuff
We know it's hard to focus when your girlfriend yammers on, but when she mentions that her great-aunt is sick, she things you're listening. So later, when she says, "Want to come with me to visit Aunt Sue in the hospital" and you say, "What?! Aunt Sue is in the hospital?" expect her to be angry. "When you don't remember things she talks about, she feels like you don't care about her," says relationship therapist Carolyn Bushong, author of Bring Back the Man You Fell in Love With. Need help with your man-nesia? The second she mentions big news, ask about it - repeating the issue aloud helps you retain the info.

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Star Magazine - April 21, 2006 - Britney to Kevin: I Love You

Star Magazine
April 21, 2006
Britney to Kevin: I Love You

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
But it won't be easy, says Denver-based relationship therapist Carolyn Bushong, who has not treated the couple. "There's no way to put a relationship with was so destructive back together without counseling." she says. "They should both admit things they did wrong and try to give each other a fresh start. That involves a lot of work, but it can be done."

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InTouch Weekly - January 31, 2005 - The 6 signs a celebrity couple is about to split!

In Touch Weekly
January 31, 2005
The 6 signs a celebrity couple is about to split!

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
Days after their dream getaway to Anguilla, Brad and Jen ended their four-year marriage. "Many couples think a second honeymoon will fix their problems," says counselor Carolyn Bushong, "but they end up having more time to argue about the same things they argued about before."

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Life & Style Weekly - January 24, 2005 - Jen's style secrets for love

Life & Style Weekly
January 24, 2005
Jen's style secrets for love

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"These dresses are feminine, pretty and - my goodness - they're provocative!" says Carolyn Bushong, relationship expert and author of The Seven dumbest Relationship Mistakes Smart People Make. She also has this advice for other ladies on the prowl: "You don't want to go over the top - men like to wonder a little about what's behind the dress. You want to look sexy but maintain a little bit of mystery - that's more of a tease."

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US Weekly - April 1, 2002 - Nicole - Success Is the Best Revenge

US Weekly
April 1, 2002
Nicole - Success Is the Best Revenge

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"She's a terrific role model...She could have let herself go. Instead she focused on tomorrow, not what she lost."

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National Examiner - November 2, 1999 - Celebrity Lip Locks reveal who's really In Love

National Examiner
November 2, 1999
Celebrity Lip Locks reveal who's really In Love

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"She's the power player in this relationship. she appears to be saying: Go ahead, worship me. He complies by kissing her in an absolutely adoring way."

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Woman's World - October 19, 1993 - Men Bashing!

Woman's World
October 19, 1993
Men Bashing!


Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Women started to feel justified putting men down. This was true for Toni. A number of bad relationships had left her felling angry and frustrated. Her former boyfriend constantly criticized her while touting his own intelligence. The relationship left Toni drained of any self-confidence."

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Complete Woman - April 1993 - Love Advice, Your Questions Answered

Complete Woman
April 1993
Love Advice, Your Questions Answered

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Do you have to make a decision now because both men are putting pressure on you or because you want to settle down?"

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New Woman - June 1988 - Choosing the Right Therapist

New Woman
June 1988
Choosing the Right Therapist

Carolyn was quoted as saying:
"Therapy doesn't carry the stigma it used to. But too often we've accepted therapy in itself as good, no matter what type it is or who the therapist is. therapy is often seen as the answer to a problem rather than as a means of solving it. Expectations of therapy are often unrealistic."

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