Monday, May 2, 2022

Coping with Grief on Mother’s Day: Selected Resources

[Reviewed and updated May 12, 2024]

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, mother figure, daughter, grandmother (or a dad!) in grief ~ you're invited to access one or more of the helpful articles and resources listed here:

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 - by Pat Schwiebert

Mother's Day Is Here. Again - by Karla Helbert

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 Grieving Mothers Want for Mother's Day - via The Compassionate Friends

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

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

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© by Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, BC-TMH 

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