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How can I approach my family about funeral arrangements?

Approaching your family about funeral arrangements can be difficult. It can be hard to talk to your children, partner or family about your own funeral, and it can be hard to talk to parents about theirs. Keeping the conversation centered on practical planning -- burial location, for example -- may help reduce conflict and emotionally charged disagreements.

It's also important to remember that not everyone in your family will agree with your decisions. While it's important to try to get everyone on the same page, if you are making plans for yourself then you have every right to make whatever decisions you'd like.

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