Dear Esther: Mother’s Day Misery

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This article was originally published in The Jewish Observer.

June 2, 2022

Dear Esther,

Mother’s Day has been difficult for me for the past few years. I don’t have a great relationship with my mother and my children barely acknowledge it. I have good kids, but they are teenagers and self-centered at this point in their lives. I know this is typical for teens, but it still hurts. I couldn’t wait for the day to end. How can I approach Mother’s Day differently, so it doesn’t feel so depressing?