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Funeral Service Discussions With Your Spouse

Published: November 22, 2021
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
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Your spouse is your go-to person on all of the important topics in your life and when you are thinking about planning your own final services ahead of time, they should be the first person on your list to discuss something so serious and important. You can always get more details from funeral homes in Seattle, WA as you make plans, but it’s smart to talk to your spouse about what you want as well. Here are some tips to help you get things rolling. 

Set Aside Time For The Discussion 

There are a lot of things both you and your spouse have to do on a daily basis and it can be hard to find to talk without interruptions. This is not a discussion you want to have interrupted because it’s important and you should set aside a specific time to talk things through so you can get the whole discussion out of the way. Set a time when the kids are in bed, when you’re able to get away together for the weekend, or even over a dinner out to have the talk when you won’t be interrupted too much. 

State What You Want

Before you have the discussion with your spouse, you may have had some time to think over what you want and you might already know some of the things you want included. If you are certain on some issues already, let your spouse know what you want. They will likely want to know what you have in mind because they may very well be the person in charge of your services for the future. 

Ask What They Need

Once you tell your spouse what you have in mind for yourself, ask them what they think they might need when that time comes. Your final services revolve around you, but they are also going to be for your spouse and other people you leave behind. You want them to be able to get the closure they need along with a chance to say a final goodbye. They might have some ideas as to what they want from your final services that can help you hone the options to the right fit for all of you. 

Ask About Their Final Wishes

Since you are on the topic, it’s also a good time to ask your spouse what they want from their own final services in the future. If they aren’t sure yet, let them think it over and have another discussion in a few weeks. Otherwise, as long as you have told your wishes, it’s a good time to hear theirs so you are both prepared for the future.

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Discuss Making Plans

After you learn what each other wants, you can contact funeral homes in Seattle, WA, if you want, to get the services set up. Contact Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel to get options for the services and to make plans together. Then, you will both have peace of mind about the future and where things stand.

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