People are reluctant to confront the realities of death, even as adults. They don’t want to think about their own death and what would happen to their loved ones after they’ve passed away. Pre-planning for the funeral is a way to reduce the burden on the family and ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes. People have some misconceptions that make this decision harder than it should be and here are some of them:
1. Preplanning is Hard on the Family
Discussing death is never going to be easy, but it’s a good idea to get this out of the way early instead of forcing loved ones to scramble through the funeral preparations after death. Discussing death and funeral arrangements is easier when death isn’t imminent and the loved ones are disconnected from it. A rational discussion also ensures the family members know of your wishes and don’t get into conflicts during the funeral planning after death.
2. Family Members don’t Benefit From Pre-Planning
Sometimes people start preplanning for funeral services when they receive bad news concerning their health from their doctor. In such cases, pre-planning can help prepare the family for the inevitable death and help them get closure. Pre-planning can also help heal relationships and encourage family members to put aside their differences. Pre-planning also helps remove the burden of funeral planning from the family’s shoulders so they can focus on their grief more.
3. Pre-Planning is Expensive and Complicated
Preplanning is neither expensive nor complicated as all individuals need to do is call a funeral service provider and arrange for a preplanning session. People can pay for the funeral over time and don’t have to deal with rising costs.
If you want to know more about preplanning a funeral, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.