Many women will celebrate Mother’s Day this year with traditional home-spun fanfare as they visit their Mom or enjoy queen-for-a-day treatment from their children. But for many women who have lost their mothers, the day may be a hurtful reminder of the unique and loving bond that no longer exists, triggering painful grief. Simply getting through the day may be a struggle.
Not everyone will be able to celebrate Father’s Day. For those who have lost a father it can be a day of heightened mourning, especially if this is the first Father’s Day without Dad.
Sunday is Mother’s Day; but not everyone will be able to celebrate the holiday. For those whose mothers are no longer alive or even women who have lost a child, the day can be particularly painful. Recognizing this, the Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support has some suggestions to help cope with the grief that the day can bring.