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Carolyn Evans


Carolyn Evans, M.S.W., is the fearless author of Forty Beads, The Simple, Sexy Secret for Transforming Your Marriage (Running Press, 2011) and creator of The Forty Beads Method, a method she developed quite by accident that is steadily bettering the marriages of couples who try it. Known for her pull-up-a-chair-and-let’s-chat approach, she travels the country conducting couples workshops and speaking at women’s wellness weekends. Evans has appeared on NBC’s Today and nationally syndicated television programs like The Daily Buzz and Better; she’s also been featured in Southern Living and Redbook, and on, among others. Now, the relationship expert is appearing here at Charleston Grit each week to answer your questions about relationships. Stuck in a rut? Can’t get off the fence? She’ll give you the information and inspiration you need to get back on track. Email Carolyn your questions at Photo credit: Julia Lynn

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Carolyn Evans's Blog Posts

Posted: Feb 7 2013 - 11:28am
Dear Carolyn,   My wife and I have been married for about three years—well past the honeymoon period, but I'd like to think we're still a young...

Posted: Jan 29 2013 - 11:16am
Dear Carolyn,   My husband and I have a good sex life. We are very attracted to each other, and neither have had a problem with libido or...

Posted: Aug 2 2012 - 12:03pm
Dear Carolyn, My husband and I are experiencing some difficulty using the Forty Beads Method, and I can't figure out why. Perhaps you could shed...

Posted: Jun 12 2012 - 7:25am
Dear Carolyn, I'm loving reading 50 Shades of Grey. It's a total turn-on, but I don't feel like it's making me more turned on towards my boyfriend—...

Posted: May 1 2012 - 11:11am
Dear Carolyn,   I have a question about "emotional affairs" and specifically want to know if I'm involved in one. I reconnected with my old...

Posted: Apr 3 2012 - 2:18pm
Carolyn,   Hi. My name is Abigail and my husband and I have been married now for 2 weeks today! We have been together for 3 years. I am in the...

Posted: Mar 5 2012 - 9:38am
Dear Carolyn, I just finished reading your book and, even though your audience is women, as a man I was intrigued by it. I have several...

Posted: Feb 1 2012 - 2:04pm
Hi Carolyn, My husband and I have been married about five years. Overall, I'd say we have a happy marriage. We laugh a lot and enjoy being...

Posted: Feb 1 2012 - 1:55pm
Dear Carolyn, I was very excited to try out your Forty Beads Method with my husband. We’ve had a pretty rocky marriage including lots of problems...


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