If you have lost your mother, Mother’s Day can be a painful day. The day reminds you that she is no longer around, and brings about sadness and longing that she could be with you. Some people feel they would dishonor their mom if they stop grieving. If this is you, ask yourself if your mom would want you to be sad and grieving forever. Honor yourself by trying the tips above. You can bring healing by actively processing your grief. No one can take your memories away from you. You will always have them. Most moms want the best for their kids and would want you to live a full and successful life however you define it.
While a few drinks with girlfriends may make you feel better for the night, you're sure to feel worse the next day — and not just from a hangover, but wondering why (OMG why?!) you told the bartender about the STD your ex gave you, why you kissed that guy in the parking lot and how you got home.