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Tips for Mother’s Day for Separated Mums and Dads

Posted on March 15, 2012

When Mum and Dad have separated, Mother’s Day can be difficult for BOTH parents.

Here are my tips for Mums and Dads:
Dads- Put aside your personal feelings for your ex. Help your youngsters to make a fuss of their mum on Mother’s Day. You may no longer be a couple but you can still acknowledge your ex is a great mum to your kids. Chances are you won’t be with them on the day, so, before Sunday, prep the kids to make a fuss of Mum with helping them to make cards, buy flowers etc. Its understandable, if you are feeling a bit sad about the thought of not being together as a family on the day. Use all the time YOU have with your kids to make new special memories with their Dad. There is also always Father’s Day to look forward to!
Mums- It’s natural to feel a bit sad about the prospect of a family tradition now being different. Try not to dwell on the past. Whilst things can’t be the same as they were, you can still have a very special day. Create new happy memories for you and the kids. Use the day to celebrate the wonderful children you have created and raised, and let them show their appreciation by spoiling you….kids’ style. You deserve it!
Mums and Dads- whilst your relationship with each other as a couple, has come to an end, you continue to be parents to your kids. It is important to put aside your personal feelings towards your ex, and ALWAYS prioritise the kids when decision making. They didn’t ask for Mum and Dad to separate and they have their own feelings to process and come to terms with. In my mind, Mother’s Day is about the kids. It is their chance to show Mum they love her. Both parents can help them to make it a special day for Mum.
Have a happy Mother’s Day everyone!

Rhiannon Ford
Divorce Consultant
Tel. 07970 231744
www.rhiannon.ford.co.uk

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3 Responses to “Tips for Mother’s Day for Separated Mums and Dads”

  1. ReZa on April 20th, 2012 1:00 am

    September 2, 2011 at 6:32 amHonestly, each person is unuiqe and divorce affects each of us in very different ways. For some, the divorce may be an extremely painful process to heal from and it could be years, while others feel more relieved and ready to move on with their life after the final decree has been given. It really depends upon you and how you feel on the inside. Just remember, you are redefining who you are as a person as the individual you were as a couple no longer exists. This means that all of your hopes, goals and dreams as a couple were dissolved and you must find yourself again, re-focusing your goals as a single person.It is common for one to experience an array of emotions before, during, and after a divorce. Sadness, anxiety, loneliness, and isolation are just a few of the emotions that one could experience. The most daunting of it all seems to be the actual change of an entire life.Divorce is not only dealing with the loss of someone that was once a life partner but the circumstances surrounding the entire event are often what lead people to feeling anxious. If one pondered all of the change that exists through a divorce then it would be easier to understand why it is a tremendous process to recover from.Divorce is nothing short of complete disarray but there are ways to cope and typically things get better with time. Part of the healing process is rediscovering oneself.There will be good days and bad days throughout the recovery process but ultimately it is up to you to put your best foot forward in the direction of a new life just waiting for you to embrace it. It is never too late to start over and find happiness all over again.

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