When death seems to be the hardest word…
In communities where cultural or religious traditions are strong, people don’t worry about their funeral. They know that, when the time comes, those closest to them will know what to do; custom and duty will see to it that things are done properly.
For those with less traditional religious beliefs, unless they have been told, those closest to you won’t necessarily have a clue what to do.
Talk of death is not always easy yet, you will need to try to talk to those closest to you about how you would like to make your exit, if you want them to be your advocates, you’ll need their active involvement.
Talking about your death and your funeral plan with those closest to you is very likely to upset them. It may well upset you too, but when you have done it, you are all likely to feel that sense of relief which comes with having dealt with an unspoken dread.
Also discuss your care wishes with your loved ones, obtaining legal advice and organise a living will and these will be acted upon, for further peace of mind and assurance obtain a pre-paid funeral plan, this way you are able to plan for yourself and take away the natural stress involved, from the family.