Hello, my name is Katherine Hobart and I've written this blog to guide individuals and families in the right direction to achieve healthy relationships. It's important for family members to be supportive of each other and learn about the give and take in a relationship. This blog not only focuses on adult issues, but it's also a tool for parents to use while raising their children. I started this blog because I had witnessed numerous friends and family members struggling with relationship and parenting issues. After learning as much information as I could about common issues that cause problems in relationships and families, I decided to make this knowledge available for everyone who has struggles within their families and relationships.
For most families, the death of a loved one is sure to be an extremely stressful event. But for families who are already dealing with strained or difficult relationships, the funeral meant to honor a loved one's life and give closure to those who survive can become the scene of an emotion-filled fiasco instead. If you are pre-planning your funeral arrangements or helping a family member with theirs and would like to avoid this type of family strife, the following tips can help.
Go invitation only
If you know that there are a few family members or friends who are likely to be very disruptive during the funeral service, you may want to consider opting for a private, invitation-only service. In order to do this, you will need to:
Divide to conquer
In some situations, it may be possible to maintain a peaceful atmosphere at the funeral home by offering separate spaces for those factions who cannot get along with each other. Your funeral home can help you do this by using one or more of the following strategies:
Because your funeral home has, no doubt, witnessed family meltdowns in the past during stressful funerals, they may also have additional strategies to help you with this problem. Being honest about your concerns when meeting with your funeral home representative while pre-planning your funeral service is the best way to explore all available options and ensure that you find the best possible solution for your needs.
Forego traditional services
If the rifts in your family are extreme and you feel that none of the above options will prevent further problems from erupting, you may choose to forego or postpone a traditional funeral service. Additionally, you may choose to have a private funeral or memorial service with just immediate family members and close friends and hold a public memorial service at a later date, when tension levels may be more relaxed.
For more help with pre-planning your funeral service, talk to a funeral home like Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home.Share
23 May 2016