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Talking to Loved Ones About Final Wishes

Published: April 14, 2022

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No one really likes to talk about their own death because we love life and our family too much. However, it's important when the end of life is approaching that your family knows your final wishes. Fort Worth Funerals & Cremations offers compassionate burial services, cremations, and funerals in the Fort Worth area. Below, we'll offer some tips on how to talk to loved ones about their final wishes. Contact us today!

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Practice What You'll Say


Talking to your loved ones about their final wishes can be a difficult and delicate time. It's helpful to talk to a friend first about what you'll say. Maybe they will offer advice or different wording and phrasing. They also can provide a good pulse check if something sounds too uncaring or the like.

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Choose the Right Time


You'll want to choose a quiet time to have this conversation, one that is not busy or full of stress. If your loved one is not in the mood to discuss their final wishes when you broach the subject, then ask when a good time would be to discuss it and set a time for it.

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Come Prepared to Take Notes


You'll want to really listen to what your loved one says and be ready to take notes. They may already have been thinking about their final wishes and have a lot of things to share with you. You want to be prepared to avoid confusion in the future.

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Try to Be Objective


The last thing you want is to shut your loved ones down by disagreeing and maybe even arguing with them over their end-of-life wishes. It's best to try to be as objective as possible and honor their wishes. After all, you’ll want the same when your time comes, too.


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