So, you’d like to have cremation services in Peoria, AZ after you pass on. It’s great that you’ve made that decision, but does your spouse know? They are likely the person who will be making decisions in your absence so it’s important that they know what you want…and vice versa. Here are a few things to discuss with your spouse before they are left making decisions without a clue what to do.

What Each Of You Want For Final Services

If you do nothing else about your final plans, you at least want to tell your spouse what you want. They should tell you their wishes as well. That way, when the time comes and one of your has to plan for the other, you know what to do. However, if you want to make it even easier, you can take things a step further and lay those plans out with a funeral home. That way, all you have to do is make the call and the plans are already in place. IT’s a nice way to take some of the pressure off when that time rolls around.

The Family Finances

In many families, one person is more in charge of the finances than the other. They pay the bills, know all the passwords, and understand the budget. If you aren’t the person who does all that, you need to have a discussion with your spouse about how it’s done. If you are, you need to let your spouse in on the passwords and other details so either of you can step into the roll if something were to happen.

What Comes Next?

You may not like to think about what life would be like without your spouse, but the best time to think about it is with them by your side. Talk about what your life would look like if they were to pass away soon—or theirs if you were to. Figure out what life insurance you have and what that would cover. Would you need to get a better job? Sell the house? Move to a different area? And so on. Have those ideas in place so if the worst were to happen, you’d feel ready to make the changes you have to make to get by without them.

It can be hard to talk about death, dying, and cremation services in Peoria, AZ with someone you’re close to, but it’s better to have those discussions when you are alive and healthy than to put them off and never get a chance at them. If you have questions about organizing final services in advance, the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel can help. We want you to get as much in order as you are comfortable with in advance so you can sit back and enjoy life with your family for as long as possible. Call us at (623) 932-1780 or visit us in person at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338 and we’ll get things set up for you.

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