Finding it hard to cope
Mother’s Day is a celebration of all mums and a chance to show your mother that you love and appreciate her. If you get on with your mum then it’s a great time to show her you care.
It’s not always easy though if you don’t get on, or she’s not around. It can make Mother’s Day a difficult time of year for some people.
Not seeing your mum
If you don’t see your Mum any more, then seeing all the cards and gifts for Mother’s Day can be upsetting. Lots of people don’t see their mums and it’s important to know that you're not alone.
If you have someone close to you that you can speak to, you could try talking about how you feel. If you don’t have anyone, you can talk to a counsellor at any time by calling free on 0800 1111. We're here for you no matter what your worry is.
Remembering your mum
Losing someone close to you is a terrible thing. It's perfectly natural to have strong reactions when someone you love or are close to dies. It takes time to get over the death of someone you love.
You could use Mother’s Day as a way of remembering your Mum and doing something special for her. Perhaps you could visit her grave to lay some flowers or leave a photograph, go somewhere or do something that you had enjoyed doing together.
If you don’t feel that you can talk to anyone you know about how you feel, you can talk to Childline any time.
Talking to your mum
It’s normal not to get on with people all the time, especially your parents. If you're angry with your mum because you're arguing with her, or you're feeling like she’s always getting at you or you just don’t get on with her, you might not really feel like celebrating Mother’s Day.
You could try talking to your Mum about how you feel and explain to her about why she’s upsetting you. Talking to your parents is a really important step in maintaining a good relationship and making a difficult one better.
If you have someone close to you that you can speak to, you could try talking about how you feel. If you don’t have anyone, you can talk to a counsellor at any time. We're here for you no matter what your worry is.
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