By Lauren Presutti
To Those on Mother’s Day:
To the mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers
To the children celebrating with their mothers
To the mothers celebrating with their children
To the mothers and children who cannot be together
To the children who have lost their mothers
To the mothers who have lost their children
To the single mothers
To the working mothers
To the brand-new mothers
To the step-mothers
To the adoptive mothers
To the foster mothers
To the pseudo-mothers
To the mothers who did not expect to be mothers
To the mothers who don’t know their children
To the fathers who have to be mothers, too
To those unable to have children
To those with broken mother relationships
To those who don’t know their mothers
To the helicopter mothers
To the best friend mothers
To the exhausted mothers
On this Mother’s Day,
you are remembered
seen and heard
loved and valued
applauded and praised
We need you all.
You all are needed.
Thank you for being here.
At River Oaks Psychology, we see you and care about you no matter how you are celebrating (or not celebrating) Mother’s Day this year. We understand that relationships between mothers and children (including adult children) are often highly complex. Some people have positive relationships with their moms but not everybody does. It can be especially difficult when relationships are tainted by trauma, a lack of acceptance, chronic invalidation, misunderstandings, the unwillingness to compromise, maladaptive coping skills, or untreated mental illness. If you are struggling to sort out feelings related to your mom or your children, please reach out. Our online therapists would be honored to help you find greater peace and healing from whatever challenges you face.