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Why I Wrote Working My Way Back To Me and the Workbook

“It’s NOT a FRANKIE Valli


It’s a FAMILY Dysfunction thing!

It’s a WOMAN thing!


I wrote this book because I wanted to understand why in the world any woman (ME) would waste her time loving anyone who didn’t love her back.  Why do so many of us worship men who have no clue who we are and worse; no desire to see what makes us happy nor wants to please us.  We love, we give, we moan and often do it again and again with similar men who aren’t capable or willing.


I have no time to spend pointing fingers.  I have no energy to spend on anger or resentments.  I want to know love on every level and live it fully until I take my last breath.  It’s strange when you ask for help it appears. I happened to stumble upon a brave  and a respected author, Don Givens, that decided he wanted to join me on this adventure.  We we found together may seem awful filled with family dysfunction and issues of addiction, rumors of molestation, and adultery.  The characters are deeply complex and I love each one of them.  Through this process I grew, healed, and became passionate to help others heal from trauma that has hidden them from finding and keeping romance.

Let’s start the conversation.  Read the book. Google it.  See how it might apply to heartache that seems unending.  It does end.  There is a workbook that is out and you will begin to understand love, life, and healing.


Because if I can be brave and do it, so can you!



April Kirkwood

April Kirkwood LPC holds two masters and is presently working in the mental health focussing on both women's issues as well as addiction. Her desire is to help others take the present, healing the past, and creating a wonderful tomorrow. Focus: child trauma, holistic methodology, sexual molestation and harassment.

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  1. I spoke too u earlier today about my issus I been dealing with. I was married 30 yrs and we divorced, and been back and forth 4 or5 times since than. I want to move on but it’s been difficult to do. I’m not an addict but been drinking more than usual. Anyway would you please look this over and email me back either later. Or one one day this week. Thanks april

    1. Hi Craig:

      Thanks so much for your honesty. I think that is such a noble character trait. Never lose the capacity to be yourself. It’s delightful.

      Thirty years is a long time to be with someone. Especially if it’s marital commitment. But going back and forth three or four times shows some red flags. Have you truly forgiven each other for whatever tore you two apart all of those times? Sometimes we can forgive, sometimes we can’t!

      Is it more habit then love? I wonder when the last time you both as a couple felt it was right and you were both moving in the right direction as a team.

      As for your drinking, what does that say about your life right now? I would like to offer you a free session. Please think about it. If not, please keep in touch. Life is so precious. You matter and you deserve to be happy.

      Prayers sent your way.

      April Kirkwood, LPC

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