Q&A: Feeling lonely on Mother’s Day

Question:

It’s Mother’s Day, and I can’t remember ever feeling so lonely. I recently lost my mother, who died suddenly last year. On top of that, my husband and I are still childless after two years and thousands of ringgits’ worth of infertility treatments. I just want this day to be over.

Answer: It’s fitting and proper to set aside a day to honour mothers. We’re aware, however, that the occasion doesn’t always feel joyous for everyone. Some, like you, have lost their mothers recently or when they were young. Others might be estranged from their mum, or perhaps divorce has changed the dynamic of the day.

Our heart also breaks for the scores of women who long to be mothers but whose dreams haven’t been realized due to infertility, illness or other reasons. And then there are mothers who’ve lost their children to inexplicable tragedy. Please know you are not forgotten.

In that spirit, we are here for people like you. We’re dedicated to helping families find hope and healing, whatever the circumstances. Please call our Family Support Services at 03-3310 0792 or write to support@family.org.my.

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