Mother’s Day + Hard Relationships

Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for those of us who have made the heartbreaking decision to separate ourselves from our toxic relationships in the name of self-care. In a society that exalts the sacrifices of being a mother, it’s incredibly hard to be a child who has stepped away and said…

I love you, but I will no longer be the target of your projection.
I love you, but I will not absorb your pain for you.
I love you, but I will no longer be the source of your narcissistic supply.
I love you, but I don’t owe you for being alive.
I love you, but I’m not responsible for your happiness.
I love you, but I am my own person, and you are yours.
I love you, but I value myself more than to allow you to treat me this way.
I love you, but I love me too.

For those of us who have reason to be a little bit blue on Mother’s Day, I’m thinking of you.

Your healing is my healing and my healing is yours.

Today I celebrate your compassion, your resiliency, your character, and your strength.

For those of you who have reason to be a little bit blue on Mother's Day, I'm thinking of you. Your healing is my healing and my healing is yours. Today I celebrate your compassion, your resiliency, your character, and your strength. I am grateful and I love you.

Diana B
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Diana B

Diana Baker, MSW, is a registered clinical social work intern, mental health counselor and wellness coach. With 20 years' experience working with children and families, she provides mental health counseling in St. John's, Florida. Offering individual and family counseling for children, teens, and adults; face to face, and via video chat and text. For more information, visit goodmentalhealth.info/about
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