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Tips for Long-Term Relationships with Carolyn Howard Johnson
January 6, 2023
I sit down with my long-time friend Carolyn Howard Johnson to talk about her 60+ year marriage and about their relationship. Here are a few of the things we’ll discuss —
1 – How did they meet 

2 – Was it love at first site

3 – How has communicating helped them

4 – Have their roles changed through the years

5 – Her thoughts on intimacy is a long-term relationship

6 – Thoughts on aging couples

7 – One of her earlier books shares some details about their relationship

8 – Her latest book is a memoir about helping her husband through his depression diagnosis

And much more.

Show airs Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT

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Suggested Links and Resources –

For more information about my Love Accept and Respect Yourself Program

My e-book on how love changes throughout the years.

Carolyn’s book – This is the Place

Carolyn’s Website –

About Carolyn Howard Johnson

Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s several careers prepared her for promoting her own books and those of others. She was the youngest person ever hired as a staff writer for the Salt Lake Tribune—“A Great Pulitzer Prize Winning Newspaper”—where she wrote features for the society page and a column under the name of Debra Paige. That gave her insight into the needs of editors, the very people authors must work with to get free ink. Being familiar with the way news is handled helps her see how different books fit into different news cycles. Later, in New York, she was an editorial assistant at Good Housekeeping Magazine.

She also handled accounts for fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert who instituted the first Ten Best Dressed List. There she moved from reading effective media releases (then called press releases) to writing them for celebrity designers of the day including Pauline Trigere, Rudy Gernreich, and Christian Dior, and producing photo shoots for Lambert’s clients. She has also worked as columnist, reviewer, and staff writer for the Pasadena Star-News, Home Décor Buyer, the Glendale News-Press (an affiliate of the LA Times),, and others and has appeared in commercials and on dozens of TV and radio shows.

She learned marketing skills both in college (University of Utah, and University of Southern California) and as founder and operator of a chain of retail stores. That molded her understanding of how authors might best partner with retailers to affect both of their bottom lines.

Carolyn’s experience in journalism and as a poet and author of fiction and nonfiction helped the multi-award-winning author understand how different genres can be marketed more effectively. She was an instructor for UCLA Extension’s renowned Writers’ Program for nearly a decade, holds an Instructor Development Program certificate from that same school,  and studied writing at Cambridge University, United Kingdom; Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Charles University in Prague.

She turned her knowledge toward helping other writers with her HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Her marketing campaign for the second book in that series, The Frugal Editor won the Next Generation Indie Best Book Award. She also has a multi-award-winning series of HowToDoItFrugally books for retailers.

Howard-Johnson was honored as Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by California Legislature members Carol Liu, Dario Frommer, and Jack Scott. She received her community’s Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing and the Diamond Award in Arts and Culture from her community’s Library and Arts and Culture Commission. She was named to Pasadena Weekly’s list of fourteen women of San Gabriel Valley women who “make life happen” and Delta Gamma, a national fraternity of women, honored with their Oxford Award.

Howard-Johnson blogs help for writers at Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website pick  Carolyn is an actor who has appeared internationally in ads for Apple, Lenscrafters, Time-Life CDs, Blue Shield, Marlboro, and Disney Cruises (Japan).