How to spend Mother’s Day on your own terms
Some people have a picture-perfect Mother’s Day, complete with bouquets of flowers, breakfast in bed, and a joyful family celebration. But that’s not what Mother’s Day looks like for everyone. Maybe you’ve lost your mom and are grieving her absence. Maybe you don’t have a great relationship with your mom and would prefer to avoid contact. Maybe you long to be a mother and are struggling to conceive, or you’ve lost a child and find the holiday an unbearable reminder.
If Mother’s Day is painful for you, you’re not alone—and you have the right to spend it however you want, and to take care of yourself in the process. Use these strategies to find strength this Mother’s Day—and consider sharing them with loved ones so they can help support you.
You have the right to: