Are you living with chronic pain or illness, or both? Have you given up on having an intimate, romantic relationship? Twenty years ago, a doctor told Kira Lynne that she would never be able to have an intimate relationship due to her chronic health conditions. Having proven that doctor wrong, Kira set out to write a book for people living with chronic pain and illness who believe the door has closed on their prospects for love and relationships. Living with chronic pain and illness can feel overwhelming, never mind adding intimacy into the mix. Yet, even though hundreds of thousands of people in North America alone suffer from such conditions, very little has been published on dating and relationships for people with chronic pain and illness. Aches, Pains, and Love addresses that need with wisdom, compassion, and humour. This is a book about hope, especially for those who feel that a loving relationship is beyond their reach due to their health conditions. You can have a loving, fulfilling partnership when you live with chronic pain and illness. It is possible to live joyfully in spite of illness and pain, to make new friends, deepen connections, and find lasting love and companionship in an intimate relationship. Both entertaining and practical, Aches, Pains, and Love provides a step-by-step guide to getting the love you want, regardless of your physical condition. From creating a strong personal foundation to finding prospective partners, to dating, to sex and beyond, Kira offers a host of real-life stories, frank practical observations, and specific tools that will help you decide what you really desire in a loving relationship and guide you toward achieving that happiness.
“I highly recommend this book”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Stephanie
I highly recommend this book! Aches, Pains, and Love is both captivating and pragmatic. Kira Lynne gives unparalleled insight on how to work on personal relationships while living with chronic pain. I found her compassionate understanding of the struggles we have with illness & pain so wonderful because she presents each stage in a step-by-step, easy to understand manner. I also appreciate that she uses her own personal experiences (which are candid, raw, and humorous!) to lay the ground-work for a healthier path for us to follow. The combination of the two, gives readers a very clear direction on where to go instead of giving up. Wonderful book!
About the Author
Kira Lynne was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. She tried many different careers – including restaurant manager, hospital administrator, and paralegal – until she found her true calling and became a life coach and counsellor. She has lived with chronic pain and illness for over 20 years, and it was her journey to find answers that led to her writing Aches, Pains, and Love.