Although I didn’t write a specific Mother’s Day post this year, I was thinking of everyone & praying for you. I hope the day was a good one for all of you, in spite of your narcissistic mother!
I found some humor in the day. The IFC channel showed “Mommie Dearest” over & over all day long.. guessing someone who thought of this has a bad or narcissistic mom.
I noticed my stats for this blog, & as usual, lots of people read my posts on the day. It’s really sad, isn’t it? So many people suffer on what should be a lovely day.
It’s hard to know what to do on Mother’s Day when you have a narcissistic mother, isn’t it? I’ve done many things, such as spend time with my furkids, go out to lunch with hubby, feel sad that my mother & I have such a lousy relationship, watch horror movies & yes, even watch “Mommie Dearest” today. As a child, I spent the day with my mother, made her cards & other little gifts.
I think what is important is to do whatever feels right to you. Some may feel the need to grieve their bad relationship with their narcissistic mother on Mother’s Day while others prefer to focus on doing something fun with their own children. Some celebrate the ladies in their lives who have been good role models for them, others choose to ignore the day completely.
I really don’t see anything wrong with any of those options. You need to do what you feel in your heart is right for you. Coping with the pain of having a narcissistic mother isn’t easy. There is no one size fits all solution, either. Do what feels right to you, that gives you comfort, & ignore what anyone else has to say. Self care is vital to your mental health, especially on one of the hardest days of the year.