Healthy Living & Prevention in El Paso


Emotional issues around Mother’s Day

Emotional issues around Mother’s Day

13 May 2023 by Ted Escobedo   3 min read

Not all mother-child relationships are Hallmark worthy. In fact, family dysfunction can be one of the most significant contributing factors to emotional health issues. If your relationship with your mother has been difficult, here are some things to consider:
1. Turn off social media for the day. It’s OK not to see posts to moms about how great they are or how much someone has been influenced by them.
2. Make it your mantra: “I don’t need your love or validation to love me and validate me. I’m worth it.”
3. Recognize your mom’s issues were hers, not yours.
4. Accept that while being a parent is an honor, not all parents are honorable people. And you don’t have to own that.
5. Surround yourself with true friends and family who understand, without judgment, your feelings about your mother.
6. Know that your mother’s lack of love is in no way a reflection of you. Her shortcomings and lack of parenting and social skills are her vices, not yours.
7. Seek great mothers elsewhere. Who were your female role models? Who filled that role for you? Celebrate them.
8. It is OK to cut toxic people out of your life; even your own mother.
9. If your mom has a relationship with some of her children but not with you, know that she may not understand unconditional love. And that shouldn’t impact your own unconditional self-love.
10. Recognize your mom for her true gift to you: an unwritten manual on how to be a great parent by going opposite her path.
List courtesy of:

About Us

Living a healthier life is a goal that we all strive for but often need encouragement accomplishing. Keeping track of nutrition, exercise, inner happiness and the latest healthy living information may be a time-consuming task. Having some friendly advice at your disposal, whenever and wherever you need it, makes it easier and more fun. With just a click, is filled with tips, tricks, recipes and personal stories that will inspire you on your journey to wellness. We strive to offer you information and advice that you can immediately incorporate into your life. Think of us as your source for intel on living well! is an initiative of the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation

Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest blog posts!

Contact Us

Rio Grande Cancer Foundation
616 N. Virginia St., Ste D
El Paso, TX 79902

Phone: (915) 562-7660