How to Talk to Your Loved Ones about your Final Wishes

By: Louis Bruno
Friday, November 13, 2020

Discussing death with someone, especially a person you love can get very uncomfortable. However, if you feel that it’s the right time to talk about your last wishes with your family members, you need to follow a specific process while tackling such sensitive topics.

We at Charles J. O’ Shea Funeral Home feel that you need to cover all essential aspects and let your family members know exactly what your preferences are.

Final Wish Tips

  • Note down all the things you’d like to discuss with your family. This ensures that the entire discussion moves calmly, smoothly, and on track. While it's common to have a few disagreements along the way, it's essential to keep a few points in view and present them confidently.
     
  • It would help if you also had such discussions in a quiet and calm space where there's no possibility of any outside disturbance. Let all your family members know the time you want them to arrive, and see to it that the space is comfortable for such sensitive discussions. It's better to call all your family members at the same time rather than having the same conversation with several people.
     
  • It would help if you were clear about your last wishes, but have an open mind when listening to what members of your family have to say. At times, you may find specific inputs to be useful, and you can then incorporate them into your final wish.
     
  • When you keep these various aspects in view, you will notice that it's much easier to have a proper discussion with your family without any major hurdles and flaring tempers.

We at Charles J. O’ Shea Funeral Home offer comprehensive funeral services. If you want to organize a funeral service or know more about other things related to it we would be happy to help. Feel free to contact us.

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