Are you arranging burial services, choosing a cemetery and gravestone,
or deciding between
cremation and burial for a deceased loved one? If so, then the number of decisions
that need to be made during this time can feel overwhelming, and arguments
among family members can make the funeral planning process even more challenging.
Read on for some tips on coping with family disagreements while making
Show Your Family Patience
It’s not uncommon for arguments to develop among family members
while making funeral arrangements for someone who recently passed on.
One way that you can cope with this type of circumstance is to keep in
mind that stressful events, such as the death of a family member, often
brings out the worst in others. Remembering that your family members may
feel tense and grief-ridden can make it easier to understand their behavior
and respond in a way that is helpful.
Let Go of Control
If you are the one who stepped forward to begin the process of making
final arrangements, then you may feel a need to see the process through
to the end and monitor each step along the way. This mindset can make
the funeral and burial planning processes more challenging than they need
to be, and may also initiate arguments. Remember that you do not have
to control all the proceedings and that it is okay to ask for help and
opinions from others.
Be Kind to Yourself
Following the death of a loved one, it’s not uncommon for people
to overlook their own physical and emotional needs, particularly among
those who are making the final arrangements. To help keep disagreements
to a minimum, be sure to treat yourself kindly by getting enough food
and rest and allowing yourself to grieve. Also, if another person is making
the final arrangements, reach out and offer your help and support to help
keep everyone’s stress to a minimum.
Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a variety of
cemetery, memorial, and cremation services in the Los Angeles area. To find out more, please call (310) 412-6500.