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5 reasons how Funeral Pre-planning Prepare Us Emotionally!

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When it comes to your final arrangements of funeral, shouldn't you be the one who make the decisions?

The arrangements you have made will correspond to your preferences. In most cases, however, it would be best to contact the service personnel to assist you in any desired aftercare. This way you can be certain of your wishes and make sure that you are comfortable with the plans you have.

If you die without letting your family know your wishes, they will be faced with difficult decisions during an already hard time. This can lead them to making emotional and costly decisions based on grief. When you make your wishes known and create a plan in advance, you are helping keep the peace between your loved ones.

After a loss, emotions often run high, and differences in opinions may lead to fighting or arguing amongst family members. By preplanning your funeral, you can help take away that stress from your family. You can also help your family avoid making difficult decisions that may not be in your best interest or that of your loved ones.

By pre-arranging your funeral service, you can take the burden off of your loved ones both emotionally and financially. Pre-paying for your funeral expenses protects you from rising costs and ensures that your loved ones are not left with a financial burden. This will also alleviate any emotional stress that your family may face in planning your funeral.

Here are five reasons to consider of how funeral planning can prepare us emotionally:

1. Rising Costs

Funeral pre planning has many benefits for both you and your loved ones. Not only can it help ease the emotional burden, but it can also save you money in the long run. By planning and paying for your funeral now, you can avoid the rising costs of funerals. As time goes on, funeral costs increase. In fact, the cost of a funeral in the United States is on average $8,000, and this cost can rise to $10,000 or more. Planning your funeral in advance will give you peace of mind, knowing that your family will not be burden.

2. The Ability to Make Your Own Decisions

While it's natural to feel apprehensive about discussing funeral plans, it's important to have a pre-planned funeral. By doing so, you can avoid making difficult decisions during an emotionally charged time. By approaching funeral planning as you would a financial or business decision, you can get past the emotions and make the best decisions for you and your family. Additionally, by making your own funeral decisions now, you can eliminate any unpleasant surprises for your family when the time comes.

3. To Lessen Future Family Conflict

No one knows your loved one like you do. So when it comes time to planning their funeral, it's important to factor in your wishes. Preplanning provides a benchmark for your family to follow and ensures your loved one's final send-off is exactly how you envisioned it. For example, you may want to include your favorite musician or religious leader at the funeral service. By planning ahead, you can make sure your wishes are fulfilled.

4. To Reduce the Financial Burden

No one wants to think about their own death, but it's important to plan for the future. If you don't plan ahead, your loved ones could be left with a huge financial burden. Prepaying for your funeral and associated costs is a smart way to protect your loved ones. By doing so, you can eliminate or reduce the financial burden on those left behind.

5. Preplanning is a Gift to Loved Ones

Making funeral arrangements can be a difficult and overwhelming task for grieving family members. However, if some planning is done ahead of time, it can ease the burden of making rapid, costly decisions. Sometimes funeral planning occurs near the end of life. But any information given or selections made are gifts to those who will execute the funeral. This can include information on cremation or burial, songs, readings, and other requests.

When planning your funeral, you can help alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur between family members. You are the one in control of your funeral plans.

To make it easy for you, we offer a convenient online pre-arrangements form, where you can make your funeral arrangements from the comfort of your own home. Make sure to talk to your family members about your pre-planned funeral arrangements. Let them know of any funeral information they may be needed and let them know of any paperwork they may need throughout the time of your passing. 

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