Re: “being in a state of hurt and pain is perhaps not the best time to be making long-term decisions”. I absolutely agree with this. It can be a bad time to make decisions. I’ve done it myself many times.
But that doesn’t mean that it always is. Sometimes it’s the best time to make decisions. Sometimes, our situations are that bad, and do require action. And only in our states of hurt and pain can we do what needs to be done.
And as I type this, I realize I’m talking more to myself than to you. And that maybe it’s time I start worrying less about caution and more about action.