ProConnect

A Better Mother's Day After Divorce

By

A Better Mother's Day After Divorce
Mother's Day post divorce is an opportunity for the best Mother's Day ever.

Mother’s Day is one of the many holidays that can be re-created after divorce. You are not bound by old rituals or routine like going to Mother’s Day brunch every year. You can create novel ways to spend the day based on your own passions and desires. If Mother’s Day has never been your thing, you have the option to not celebrate it at all. It’s all about you when you don’t have the obligations of a husband and in-laws. You can even ignore it all together.


Here are 5 reasons why Mother’s Day could be better after divorce:

 

1. When you don’t have a husband you also don’t have expectations. What you do for Mother’s Day is completely within your control which means you can make it as amazing as you want. You don’t have to wait for someone else to show up for you or to make the day special.


2. You don’t have to split the holiday with your mother-in-law. Many couples end up celebrating one big Mother’s Day with all the mom’s in the family. After divorce you are free to spend it on your own or with your own mothers of choice. No obligations to outlaws are necessary!


3. The role of wife is eliminated after divorce making Mother’s Day a true celebration of your mothering role. There is nothing to distract you from truly reflecting on what it means to be a mother, and you can immerse yourself in celebrating your maternal self.


4. After divorce mother’s day can be a completely guilt free holiday. Many moms have a hard time putting themselves first, but as a single mother you can justify taking space for yourself. You work hard doing it on your own, and deserve to celebrate yourself for doing such an amazing job.


5. Not having your kids all the time will make Mother’s Day that much more special. Time with children becomes very precious after divorce so the time spent on Mother’s Day is even more meaningful. Instead of trying to get away from them, you might really cherish being with them.

More Juicy Content From YourTango:

Share this with someone you love (or even like a lot)!

Let's make it
FB official
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Allison Pescosolido

Author

Allison Pescosolido, Relationship Expert

Get better not bitter with Divorce Detox.  

Once you give us a call, you will no longer be alone.

We will help you survive and thrive.

 

Location: West Hollywood, CA
Credentials: BA, MA
Specialties: Couples/Marital Issues, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Infidelity / Affair Recovery
Other Articles/News by Allison Pescosolido:

How To Help A Friend Cope With Divorce

By

For many people, separating from a life-partner is the single most tragic and painful event of their lives. Recovering from such a blow is rarely an easy or pleasant process. Watching a close friend go through the divorce process presents its own set of problems. You want to help, but it can be extremely difficult to approach your friend—an individual ... Read more

See More

Recent Expert Posts
Neglected Wife

The Bare Truth About Naked Dating

Debuting this week on VH1,is a reality show called Naked Dating. Really?!

Fighting

Let the Fireworks Begin!

Being a Marriage and Family Therapist and being married can be a double-edged sword.

Frustrated Woman Sitting At Computer

The Power of Facebook

I have a confession to make. I'm not a Facebook person. I feel un-American saying that out loud.

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

Resources
How to find the right pro for you
10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

YourTango Experts can help your business go from good to great.

10 Steps To Improve Your Coaching Business

Take your coaching business from mediocre to great in no time…

Frequently Asked Questions About YourTango Experts

Thinking of joining? Here's all the facts you need to know to make the most of your membership.

Getting Your Guy To Join You In A Therapy Or Coaching Session

So how can your get your strong, self-reliant, superman to talk to an Expert with you?

Therapist/Counselors: Who We Are & What We Do

What exactly does a therapist/counselor do and can they really help?

See more resources>
HOT STUFF!
FROM OUR PARTNERS