Talking To Your Family About Cremation
There are some topics you would probably like to avoid. You don’t want to have to talk to your family about your own death, but in reality, it’s inevitable. Someday, you are going to pass on. And while everyone in your family hopes that’s a long way off, it’s best to let everyone in on your plan, if you have one. Some people want to have cremation done in Buckeye, AZ, but if they don’t tell their family about it, they are much less likely to have that disposition method used. Here’s how to approach your family with the topic.
Choose A Good Time
Don’t use a family gathering for a birthday or another holiday as an opportunity to talk about the fact that you want to be cremated. It might be a better idea to call a special family meeting for that purpose. That way, you don’t ruin any celebrations with morbid thoughts and your family members come into the meeting knowing what to expect. There might not ever be a ‘good’ time that pops up so you have to create that occasion yourself.
Get Everyone At Once
It’s easiest to talk to all of your family members at once so everyone hears the same thing at the same time and no one is left out. If the family you want in on the meeting aren’t all in the area, get them on the phone or in a video conference. They can still participate from afar, even if they aren’t there in person.
Lay Out What You Want Clearly
Be very clear about what you want and who needs to do what. If you are going to be cremated, tell them about the funeral home you have holding your plans and who should contact them to get plans started when the time comes. You need to make sure they know your plans in no uncertain times. It’s not the time to second guess yourself. Simply be straightforward.
Let Them Ask Questions
If it comes as a surprise to your loved ones that you want to be cremated, or that any of your other plans are off what they thought, you want to allow them a time to ask questions. They might want to know why you are choosing to do things in this manner or if you have any thoughts on other matters. Allow them to vent their feelings and emotions. They might give you ideas or let you know what they need to get closure, which you could include in your service plans.
When you decide on Buckeye, AZ cremation for your own final disposition method, the decision won’t do much good unless you inform your family of your plans. You can plan ahead with a funeral home and then simply tell your family to contact that professional when the time comes. Call Thompson Funeral Chapel at (623) 932-1780 to start your plans or visit with our funeral director in person at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.