Life Choices To Put On Hold If You're Grieving

By: Ian Elliott
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

When you’re grieving the demise of a loved family member, it’s never a good idea to make any major life choices. Death can take a very severe physical and emotional toll on the survivors, which means it’s the worst time to make any serious decisions. Some of the big life choices to put on hold if you’re grieving include:

1. Relocating To A New Home

If you’re considering selling your existing home or relocating just because a loved one passed, this decision should be delayed for at least five to six months. This is because a number of different stressors that you are experiencing can have an impact on your decision.

2. Discarding Reminders, Keepsakes And The Mementos

If you have been overtaken by emotion at some point of time and done/said something that you later regretted, it important that you don’t trash any photographs, reminders, keepsakes etc. of your loved one when you are grieving. It is true that these items act as triggers especially when your grief is still a very fresh in your mind, but you should desist from discarding them.

3. Switching Jobs

It isn’t uncommon for grievers to find that they are unable to return to work easily, which is why they sometimes contemplate quitting their job and looking for a new career or job. When there are a number of different factors that can contribute to this particular feeling it is best that you do not take the decision at this point of time. Give it at least six months before you decide that you want to quit.

Aside from this, it is also important that you do not make any drastic changes to your finances. After a few months, when your grief has abated a little bit, and you’re able to think rationally, you will be in a better position to take major life decisions.

For information about our services, just contact us online or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help with all the funeral arrangements you need.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

How To Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

When the family of the deceased gathers to pay their respects at a funeral service, it’s a way of showing respect. This activity serves as a source of consolation and solace for the mourners. A sea...

Creating New Family Traditions After A Loss

The death of a loved one can disrupt your family's structure. After the loss of a family member, small routines and traditions that formerly existed become painful. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we b...

A Complete Understanding of Funeral Pricing

Funerals can be expensive, particularly if you want personalized services. Many people don't know what's included in funeral costs. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we have seen that often they pic...

Coping With The Loss Of A Pet

Pets are some of our most faithful and loyal companions. They offer comfort, support, and unconditional love, which is why losing them can be a heartbreaking experience. At Arbutus Funeral Service,...

How Do You Say Good-Bye?

When you lose a loved one, saying goodbye is never easy. Even if you had a sufficient amount of time and were aware that a person was ailing or dying, bidding adieu is difficult. In addition, ...

Scattering Ashes At Sea

After the cremation process, the funeral home will give you your loved one’s ashes and you have the option to either place them in an urn in a columbarium or in your home. Alternatively, you can bu...

The Importance Of A Cemetery To Our Community

Human beings have been building cemeteries for centuries and most of these places have been an important part of their community. Cemeteries many have a spooky reputation due to their portrayal in ...

Modern Ways To Memorialize A Loved One

When you lose a loved one, you want something important to remember them by. A memorial of some sort can help grieving individuals remember happy times and keep the deceased individual in their hea...

Coping With Grief Over The Holidays

Grieving is a difficult process and it can be especially trying during the holiday season. Many people feel frustrated or overwhelmed by the festive atmosphere, struggling to contain their pain wit...

Social Media Meets Funeral Service? The Pro’s And Cons

Almost everyone has a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account these days. They use social media platforms to communicate with loved ones, share information, and stay in touch with people living in ...