It’s Mother’s Day in the US and I’ve chosen to re-run the tip I put out for this day in the UK as we have such a large readership in the States – my loving thoughts go out to all mothers, wherever you are.
If you have no children, advance to Go and collect your $200. If you do, here are my most heartfelt, guiding thoughts to help you through it.
Regardless of whether you’re a mother or father and whether the children live with you, your ex, or you have shared care, it may be difficult to keep your emotions in balance today.
If you’ve let the children in on the inner secrets of your divorce, you may be scorned by them and if you do the opposite, you may have the same reaction.
Regardless of your marital status now, at some point presumably in happier times, you and the other parent created a life. Try to hold onto the good thoughts at the root of that.
The focus today is on mother and when it’s mixed with recent history, sometimes that’s a bit too much to bear. If I’m honest, the best way to get through to tomorrow unscathed, is to grit your teeth and ride it out; in time these key days will get easier, I promise.