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Ways to Reduce the Stress from Funeral Planning

Mar 19, 2008
In most cases, it is not easy to get through the moment when one of your family member passes away. There is no doubt that your family members will also be very sad in this case. Yet you still have to do the funeral planning work for the one who passes away.

As a result, it can be very stressful during the process of funeral planning. It will be even more problematic if illness occurs due to the stress. It is true that health problems due to pressure should be avoided. In fact, there are some ways to reduce the stress during funeral planning.

The family members, as well as the friends of the deceased should try to help and support one another. This support is very essential for you to get through the situation. The pressure can be shared among various people who are involved in the funeral planning work. This is also a way for the family to get closer together.

It is also important for the people who are involved in the funeral planning to share the work load together. You should ask the other family members to help you to take care of some of the issues so that you will have time to think about other issues thoroughly. You will certainly find that it is less stressful when there are fewer things you need to think about or take care of.

The church may also help to share the stress. Friends in the church will most probably have some experience in funeral planning and they can certainly give invaluable advices. They may have suggestions on issues such as the choice of funeral home and bereavement card.

If it is a referral from the church, the chance is that there will be some discount on the items. This is especially important if it is a sudden death of the deceased. The family members may have problem financially since the family may not be prepared for the expenses involved. Having some discount will certainly help to reduce the stress.

The situation will be a bit different if the funeral is a pre-planned one. In this case, the deceased has probably told you what are his / her wishes before he / she passes away. This means that the deceased may have already made all the decisions concerning the funeral. You will find that it is less stressful since you do not need to make decisions on most of the issues.

It is true that no one would like to plan for a funeral. However, if it is needed to do so, there will certainly be less pressure if the above tips are followed.
About the Author
Jill Essy is an author. She has a website on Online Funeral Planning Guides. Be sure to check the article How Do You Write Funeral Thank You Notes .
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