Sunday, May 3, 2015

Coping with Grief on Mother’s Day: Selected Resources

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[Reviewed and updated May 13, 2019]

If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.  ~ Claudia Adrienne Grandi

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day set aside for honoring one’s own mother and for celebrating motherhood. But for those who are mourning the loss of a mother or grandmother, or for mothers who are mourning the loss of a child or grandchild, this can be instead a most difficult day to endure.

If you find yourself or someone you love in these circumstances, know that you are not alone.

For practical suggestions on how to cope with grief on Mother’s Day ~ or on how to better understand and support a mother, daughter, grandmother (or a dad!) in grief ~ you're invited to access one or more of the helpful articles and resources listed here:
15 Posts to Help You Cope with Mother's Day Grief - by Eleanor Haley

A Motherless Mother's Day - by Cheryl Amari

An Apology to My Grieving Mother on Mother's Day - by Katherine Thome

Complex Holidays - by Sarah Treanor

I Am Not a Mother!! - by The Widower Dad

Missing - by Pat Schwiebert, RN

Mother's Day After Losing A Child - by Phyllis Sudman

Mother's Day - by Pat Schwiebert

My Two Mother's Days - by Sarah Treanor

Sharing Memories on Mother's Day - by Eleanor Haley

Still A Mother - by Angela Miller

The First Motherless Mother's Day - by Elaine Ambrose

To My Friends Who Still Have Their Mothers - by Jessica Wolstenholm

Tough Mothers - by John Schwiebert

What Kind of Mother Has No Child? - by Annah Elizabeth

When Mother's Day Is Just A Day - by Peggy Haymes

Widowers and Mother's Day - Abel Keogh (video)



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