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Summer Reading for Funeral Directors

How to support mourning families as they navigate a difficult transition-relocation.

In our experience, so many families look to the late summer months as a season of transition. Not only is the weather heating up, but the search is on for new homes, new schools or neighborhoods, and even new hope for the future, without their loved one. This article is a great tool for funeral directors to show support to these families in transition during an often bittersweet time. Learn more about how your funeral home can provide families with a sensitive and streamlined funeral service experience, from the very first click.

Read: Moving When You’re Mourning: Relocation After a Loved One’s Death

Screenshot_2018-07-23 Moving When You’re Mourning Relocation After a Loved One’s Death

When someone you share a home with dies, your grieving process can become even more complicated if you’re dealing with a potential move.

Motivational speaker  Carole Brody Fleet, author of “Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood,” faced this decision after the death of her husband, Mike Fleet, in 2000. Mike had suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Not only was she living in an area that was in decline, but Fleet had emotional reasons for finding a new home.

“Living with all of the wonderful memories combined with the memory of him dying at home proved to be overwhelming,” she said.

If you’re thinking of making this type of move, consider these four pieces of advice for overcoming the logistical and emotional challenges.

1. Be Patient With Yourself.

When it comes to putting your house on the market, touring new homes and sorting through your loved one’s possessions, there’s no such thing as the perfect time. Some people might prefer to tackle these tasks within a few days, while others might need to wait several months...

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