When Mother’s Day Hurts

If your relationship with your mother is typically full of pain and heartache, this article is dedicated to you.

When Mother’s Day Hurts

Every April and May of every year, we are urged by all manner of media to remember our mothers on the second Sunday of May. These pre-Mother’s Day messages often portray sweet, heartwarming, sentimental interactions between mothers and their children. Viewing those ads has always been difficult for me because I have longed for those kinds of interactions with my own mother for my entire life.

Suppose your mother is self-important, seeks admiration, believes she’s superior, lacks empathy, manipulates and uses her children, puts others down to elevate herself, is hypersensitive to criticism, and believes she deserves special treatment. In that case, she may be on the narcissism spectrum, and you will likely experience mixed feelings about Mother’s Day.

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When Mother's Day Hurts
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Every April, we are urged by TV commercials, radio, and social media, to remember our mothers on Mothers Day, always the second Sunday in May. These messages often portray sweet, heartwarming, sentimental interactions between mothers and their children. Watching those has always been difficult for me because I longed for those kinds of interactions with my own mother my entire life. Suppose your mother is self-important, seeks admiration, believes she’s superior, lacks empathy, manipulates and uses her children, puts others down to elevate herself, is hypersensitive to criticism, and believes she deserves special treatment. In that case, she may be on the narcissism spectrum, and you will likely experience mixed feelings about Mother’s Day.
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