Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday.  For people in therapy, mothers are often a big topic.  There is a social myth that mothers are not just human.  They are people who are always warm, forgiving, gentle, nurturing and loving.  Conversely, they can be seen as dependent, selfish, cold or evil.  But they aren't often portrayed as just people, perhaps because their role was so huge when we were so vulnerable.

As children, our relationship to the person who played the mother role for us should be codependent.  Children deserve and need to be codependent with primary caregivers - just not after they grow up. . .and that can be difficult sometimes!

So even if you find yourself struggling in general with your relationship with your mother, finding gratitude for mom is always the best option on Mother's Day.