Mother's Day: How To Cope If You’Re Grieving
18/03/2023 2103

But we know that not everyone will feel like celebrating on Sunday. Mother’s Day can generate a host of complicated feelings if your mum isn’t around, you’ve lost a child, miscarried or struggled to conceive.


These feelings can be compounded by the commercial side of Mother’s Day – the adverts popping into your inbox in the lead-up to the big day and the cards, chocolates and flowers on sale in the supermarket.


If you find Mother’s Day difficult, here are some tips to help you get through it.


- Instead of trying to ignore the day and suppress your feelings, acknowledge it’s on the horizon and that there could be a few tears. 


- Plan how you’ll spend the day. If you’re staying in, treat yourself by watching a favourite movie or cooking a special meal. If you’re going out, choose your venue wisely. Visiting a pub or restaurant full of families celebrating Mother’s Day might be upsetting. 


- Light a candle or plant a tree in memory of the person you’re thinking about.


- Go for a walk, run, swim or cycle. Sometimes, it’s easier to reflect on feelings and memories while exercising, especially if you’re in the great outdoors.


- Donate to a charity that has personal significance to you.


- Tell a friend or family member that you’re finding things tough and spend some time with them. 


- Avoid social media, so you don’t come across any Mother’s Day-related posts that upset you.


- Reach out for support. Bereavement charity Cruse has a helpline (0808 808 1677). Baby loss charity Tommy’s has lots of helpful information on its website, as does the Good Grief Trust.

 

From all of us here at Cooke & Co Estate and Letting Agents take care of yourself and thanks for reading.

 



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