After your divorce, it can be a bit hard to enjoy some holidays as much as you used too. For many, Mother’s Day can fall into that category. Celebrating Mother’s Day post-divorce can be hard, but not impossible. In fact, there are many ways in which you can make it your own again and truly enjoy it for all it’s worth…
Mother’s Day Post-Divorce
Reflect on what’s important
An unfortunate side-effect of divorce is making people feel like they’ve “failed”. Some people will think that a divorce means that they failed in the marriage. This can be amplified for parents, who may also feel like they let their children down as well. However, it’s important to know this isn’t the case.
Instead of reflecting on these negative emotions, take stock of the important things you have, especially with regards to your children. Mother’s Day is perfect for spending time with your children. Being with your children can help you realize that your divorce isn’t the end of the world. It can also help them adjust to the new way things are.
Spend some time with friends
Another good way to handle Mother’s Day post-divorce is spending it with some friends. For instance, maybe some of your friends are also in a similar situation as you. Odds are, they’ve gone through what you’re feeling before. However, they’ll also have some strategies for how to handle it.
Still, there’s nothing wrong with just being with some friends. Your friends are going to be one of the best support systems for you during this time. After all, they’ll know what you like and make sure you have a good time. Sometimes, all it takes is being with friends to start seeing the bright side again.
Remember: it’s just one day
Remember that, at the end of the day, Mother’s Day is just one day out of the whole year. Don’t stress yourself out over it! Instead, make your Mother’s Day post-divorce into what you want it to be. You can spend time with your kids, do something with friends, take some time for yourself, or a combination of all three! What matters is that you find your own way to enjoy it.