Having Those Tough Conversations

Respecting Your Loved Ones’ Final Wishes with Dignity Memorial

There are a lot of conversations we have in our lives, some easier than others. Perhaps the hardest conversation is about the death of those closest to us (a spouse or family member) and certainly that of making our own final arrangements. The reason is relatively simple to understand. Discussing death in general is just not a comfortable conversation, and it’s even more uncomfortable to discuss our own.

When a death occurs and no plans or decisions have been made, the difficult conversation begins. When the phone rings and you hear the news that someone you loved has passed, the big question immediately becomes, “What now?” Unfortunately, something that was never a thought before suddenly becomes a reality. In the midst of tragedy, one of life’s most difficult decisions must be made.

They say there are 124 decisions that must be made within the first 24 to 48 hours after a death. It will likely feel more like 1,024 decisions. Ultimately, no matter how much your spouse, parent, or loved one specifically knows you, there are two questions that they may never know the answers to: 1) “Did I do the right thing?” and 2) “Did I do what they would have wanted?”

Dignity Memorial plans for and protects the ones you care about; planning for the inevitable just makes sense.

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