–When Mother’s Day brings Mixed Feelings-
The celebration of Mother’s Day can be a wonderful time for cherishing the special women in your life, whether they are here by your side or they live only in your memories.
Everyone deserves to find comfort and enjoy happiness on Mother’s Day, but it is quite natural to have mixed feelings about the holiday depending on past experiences or current situations in life. Some mothers have spouses rallying young children to serve breakfast in bed, while other women may be yearning for a child or perhaps dwelling on the distance between them and their children.
In other settings, adult sons and daughters may be taking their mothers to a special brunch, while others may be deeply missing their mom. The psychological effects and feelings associated with the day will also depend on the history of your relationship with your mother and siblings, whether good or bad.
If you have family issues or you are feeling sadness about a current situation, there are helpful resources available for emotionally coping with this holiday and other events or difficult circumstances. If you find it difficult to discover and exercise healthier ways of dealing with family dynamics, therapy with a well-trained and experienced clinician can help profoundly with such issues.
“At Tampa Bay Center for Psychological Health, our therapists are here to help guide you and take the journey with you through these emotions,” says Dr. Aisha Abbasi, Founder and Center Director of TBCPH. “The helpful process of working through loss, old conflicts, traumas, and feelings can open up the way for you to have more happiness and positive relationships in the present.”