The thought of discussing your final wishes with your loved ones can be extremely challenging. Choosing when and how to discuss this with them can prove to be equally difficult. Many people find it better to avoid such conversations, while some are relieved & comforted knowing that family members can understand their needs. Our caring staff here at Simply Cremations and Funeral Services have gathered a few helpful pointers on how to talk to your loved ones about your final wishes. Here they are:
1. It Is Entirely Your Choice
You can ease the news to your family and reveal your final wishes whenever you are ready to do so. Many prefer going through the planning process by themselves; however involving family in the process can be very helpful & meaningful to you. Some avoid taking family member’s opinions into consideration, hoping to relieve them from the pain during this difficult time. You can call a funeral home yourself and explain the planning process to them as well.
2. Arrangement of A Meeting
You can arrange a meeting with all your family members and tell them all at once. That way they are able to comfort one another and also remain rational at the same time. This will also help you avoid telling each member of the family separately. Choose an atmosphere that is calm and soothing, this might help ease the tension.
3. Prepare For Some Conflict
It is only natural that during such a deep conversation with emotions running high that some people may not act rational. This could cause some communication problems. Try to remain calm and composed during the talk and be sure to have the important points you want to convey written down. Some family members can help you by providing useful suggestions, while others may not. The most important thing to do is to keep your preferences in mind while also noting down what they may recommend.
If you have any questions about planning your final wishes or would like information about our services, feel free to call Simply Cremations and Funeral Services today at (403) 265-6393, or fill out our online form and we will provide you all the assistance you need.