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Not to be a bummer, but this is just to reach out to those of you who might have a less than “Yay!” response when it comes to Mother’s Day. For those who have extremely complicated mom relationships or who have lost their mothers or who have lost a child, Mother’s Day is not a flowers-and-fudge affair. It’s a time of grief or at least silent reflection. Years ago, Beliefnet did an article that collected the experiences of readers on this kind of pain. It’s full of sad, lovely stories and mother love and loss that may help you realize you’re not alone:

Click here to read Coping with Loss on Mother’s Day

We also have sunnier Mother’s Day features here: Mother’s Day on Beliefnet

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