How to Talk with Your Family about Crematory Services in Chicago, IL

December 7, 2016 1:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For most families, introducing the topic of death and last wishes is usually met with an emotional response. It’s very difficult for people to think about and make plans for when their loved ones pass, but people also recognize how important it is to plan and discuss funeral plans with your family early on.

Although any discussion about funerals and last wishes is difficult, we’ve found that talking about crematory services can be especially difficult for some families. Although cremation is widely accepted as not only a practical option but a preferred one, some people are still opposed to or frightened by the idea of cremation. Because of this, it’s even more important that you express your wishes for crematory services in Chicago, IL to your family early on. To help guide you through your family discussion about cremation, here are a few points to keep in mind.

Choose the right time for your discussion

This is important regardless of the type of funeral service you wish to have, but especially important if you are concerned about how your family will respond to your wishes for crematory services in Chicago, IL. Choose a time when the family is together anyway. Wait until everyone is relaxed and comfortable before introducing the subject. Depending on how your family communicates normally, you will have to decide if a direct approach or if easing into the subject is best.

Be prepared for a negative response

If you’re reading this, it most likely means you’re not confident that your family will be 100 percent on board with your decision. If this is the case, be prepared for an emotional response. It’s actually perfectly normal for members of your family to feel sad, hurt, depressed or even angry. Remember to be patient and let them process their feelings. It’s important to not argue. If it seems that the conversation isn’t going well, it may be better to revisit the topic another day.

Talk about what you want done with your remains

If you want your remains to be given to a specific family member, buried in a casket or spread over a special place, that should be part of your discussion with your family. Working out the details will not only help them to see your own personality at work in the decisions being made, but it’s also important from a practical standpoint to ensure things are carried out in the way you wish.

At Marik-Baken Funeral Services Ltd., we understand that planning your own funeral is a very serious and personal undertaking, and we respect that. We’re always here to discuss details of about our cremation process and the urns and other options available to you and your loved ones. We will ensure that everything is carried out in a way that suits you and your family. If cremation is the type of service you are considering, you can be sure that everything will be done with respect, dignity and compassion for you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about crematory services in Chicago, IL.

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