Tebe_kakes

214d

Does anyone get a lot of anxiety during Mother’s Day weekend? I get anxiety for several different reasons.

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • packersfan95

    214d

    I do; i’m not close with any member of my family so having to see everyone, on any weekend, but especially a holiday always makes me feel anxious. Then I get sad because I don’t have the same relationship that my friends do with their mom’s

    • Jessa_Rae

      214d

      I don't either. I stopped talking to my mom almost 4 years ago.

    • Tebe_kakes

      213d

      it’s ok not to be close to your family. It’s just time now to make your own family. On certain holidays I would bring someone with you. I don’t know how strained your relationship is with your mom and family. But do what you have to do to protect yourself and your mental state. If you know you get anxious around them then maybe only stay for a 1 hour or leave, bring someone with you, or bring a grounding tool while your there. Sending good vibes

  • Mneme

    214d

    I do as well. My mom died when i was little, so reminders like Mothers Day was always crappy for me. Most people don't understand and get awkward, and it's just weird watching people spend time with or talk about their moms when I can't. So I get anxious.

    • Tebe_kakes

      213d

      I’m sorry for your loss. I don’t know what it is like to not have my mom. But there are some of us who would like to support you. There shouldn’t be any time of reason to feel awkward about the conversation. To know that your mom isn’t here and you are. It’s hard. I know it’s probably hard on those bad days or days you need advice. I know it’s even harder on the good days and on days like Mother’s Day. You have support. And if you so choose in the future, just don’t go out on Mother’s Day. Stay in and have an ok (just existing) day. Order I’m some of your favorite foods and activities and stay home. Like I said I don’t understand but I am here to support you and support whatever keeps you sane through these days.

  • Belugabear

    213d

    Yep, i had a hysterectomy at 20 so it’s hard. I plan on adopting one day, but it’s hard knowing I don’t have the option of giving birth. I hope you survived it alright, sending good vibes!

    • Tebe_kakes

      213d

      I know that it must have been hard for you to make that decision. I know it must be equally hard not to have that option. I am here to support the decision you have when it comes to still being a mom. I know you will make a great mom someday. I can’t wait to see or hear about it. Just remember no matter how you became a mom; you are still a mom and a great one at that. Sending good vibes.

  • Tebe_kakes

    213d

    I miscarried twice in 2020 (miscarriage and stillbirth). And I had always planned on being a being. I miscarried in 2014 as well. Every Mother’s Day it feels as if I’m not meant to be a mother sometimes. It get hard.

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