End of life planning has become popular. There are many options available to meet your budget needs and your practical end-of-life needs, such as cremation. However, one thing you may not think about is how to help your family and friends cope with your final plans. Here are some tips that can help your friends and family cope with the grief that comes with this difficult and personal choice in your life.
Visit a death doula
Grief and coping with loss is a difficult issue and is personal for each person in your family. To confront the issues of grief your family and friends may have, you may consider a death doula. Death doulas offer a special end-of-life service. Death doulas offer help with the emotional transition that comes with the end of life.
Death doulas help with identifying signs and different phases of death. If you have a terminal illness, this service may be vital. By understanding these signs, you can better prepare for how to transition with them. This makes the grief easier to handle. Doulas also help with the grief process after you are gone. Doulas can also offer sitting vigil with loved ones during your last moments.
Learn about cremation vessels
Cremation vessels are no longer limited to simple urns. Companies now offer different options for cremains. These options range from eco-friendly options to jewellery. For many people, the idea of what will happen to you after the cremation can be shocking or scary to think about.
Consider sitting down with your loved ones to discuss what options they would prefer. Loved ones may have vessel ideas in mind. Listen to their ideas. These can become very personal, and your cremation vessel can become a way for your loved ones to cope with the emotional and physical loss after you pass on.
Mention and discuss different options that are pleasing to you. Discuss the various options of memorial items available. Some items, like jewellery, may make your loved ones uncomfortable. Begin asking them what they are comfortable with and offer them options and brochures. Try to give them as many options as possible. Remember, they may connect the idea of cremation vessels with their grief.
When you are ready to discuss your cremation plans, consider meeting with each family member or friend.
If you need further help or you want to discuss other cremation service-related issues, contact Cremations Only. We will help with your end of life cremation plans, answer any questions and guide you down your own journey through this personal choice in your life.