Mother’s Day 2013 is here. This is a time to show appreciation and gratitude for the person who brought you into this world and/or raised you. Sure she wasn’t perfect. Sure she hurt you at times. Ask yourself: Are you perfect? Have you hurt others? If you are really honest with yourself, you will recognize that we are all doing the best we can.
So on that note I’d like you to use Mother’s Day to give yourself the greatest gifts of all: appreciation, gratitude and forgiveness. Before I share how to do this I’d like you to sign up for my free Dating Tips & Relationship Advice Newsletter. It contains fresh, lively information that will help you with all of your relationships especially your love life.
Now here are four relationship tips for all of you who still are lucky enough to have your mom with you.
- 1. Give your mom the greatest gift of all—the gift of forgiveness.
Realize what your mom went through growing up and how she did the best she could. Imagine being her as a little girl with all the painful lessons she learned.
2. Keep in mind your mom’s loving intention.
Underneath her disapproval or anger is her motivation is to protect you from pain.
3.Touch base with your mom often.
Moving apart and spending less time together is a big loss for your mom. A little bit of texting, emailing, phoning go a long way to soften the loss.
4. Make a gratitude list about your mom
Make a list of all the lessons learned and the gifts you’ve been given. Being separate doesn’t mean you throw out all of her blessings. Then email or call her with the list.
Wishing all moms around the world love on mother’s day,
Dr. Diana Kirschner ♥ Relationship advice from my heart to yours ♥