Talking About Your Final Wishes
There are lots of things you can do in advance when it comes to the end of your life. You can have a will drawn up. You can get your passwords and accounts organized. You can have beneficiaries lined up on insurance things. You can also plan your final services ahead of time with funeral homes in Phoenix, AZ. If you decide to go that direction, it’s probably a good idea to talk to your family about your plans. Some people want to plan first, then talk to their family about what they want. Other people want to have their family involved so they have the conversation first, then make the plans. Either way, it’s a hard conversation to have. Here are a few tips to help you make it as easy as possible.
Warn Your Family
Don’t invite your family over for dinner and then pop the conversation on them. It can be shocking to hear that you want to talk about your future death. Instead, let your family know that you want them to come over for a serious discussion about final service plans. They are prepared for the tone of the meeting and not shocked when the time comes.
Have A Private Space
You don’t want to meet in the middle of a busy restaurant to talk about something this serious. Either have your family to your house or book a private room at a restaurant so you can talk about what needs to be discussed without interruption. That private space is going to give you the ability to say what needs to be said.
Whether you have talked to the funeral home yet to plan ahead or not, you can bring some pamphlets from the funeral home you have chosen to pass around. If you want cremation, bring info on that. If you want a traditional burial, bring something from the funeral home that talks about their services in general. These pamphlets can show your family some of the options and more about the funeral home you have chosen.
Let Them Ask Questions
You are getting your family together because you care about what they think. Let them ask questions about the processes and get clarity about what you want. It’s a good idea to let them ask you these things in person so they are able to get the information they need directly from you.
If you are ready to plan your services ahead, contact one of the funeral homes in Phoenix, AZ, to get details. You can get information to take to your family or you can make the plans now and then take those to present to your family. Either way, the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel are here to help. We want you to get what you want, for your family now, and in the future for your final services. It’s important that you get the services lined up so you have peace of mind that things are ready for the future.