How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About Your Final Wishes

By: Myles O'Riordan
Friday, June 28, 2019

It isn't very comfortable to discuss death with anyone, let alone someone who loves you a lot. However, if you feel that it is time to discuss your last wishes with your family members, it is necessary to follow a certain process.

This will help ensure that all of the important points are covered and that your loved ones know exactly what your preferences are. Here are some points that can help you talk to your loved ones about your final wishes:

  • Make a note of everything that you would like to discuss with your loved ones. This will ensure that the discussion continues in a calm and collected manner and that it does not go off track. While there might be some disagreements along the way, if you have certain points in view, you can put those forth assertively.
     
  • It is necessary that you have this discussion in a convenient and calm space where there is no disturbance or chances of interference. Inform all your family members where you would like to meet them and ensure that the place is comfortable enough to discuss this sensitive topic. It is best to meet all the respective family members at one time rather than have the same discussion with multiple people in different settings.
     
  • Maintain clarity about your wishes but also keep an open mind when you are listening to what your family members have to say. Sometimes they may also have certain inputs that would make sense to you, and you might want to incorporate them into your final wishes.
     
  • If you keep all of these aspects in view, you will find that it is far easier for you to have this discussion with your family members without too much of angst, hurdles or flaring of tempers.

If you want to know more about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today, and we’ll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

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