Is Love and a Funeral Plan all you need?

Published on February 09, 2016

When you are in the initial whimsical throws of love, it is hard to imagine that at some point, you will become rational and practical again. It is hard, in the early stages of a relationship, to really understand what it means to be in love, to be someone's partner, to be a significant other, yet, over time as your relationship evolves you realise that love isn't always just all you need.

It is hard to imagine that comparing the costs and benefits of funeral plans will one day become more important than snuggling up on the sofa and it is harder to think that one day you will really want to talk about how funeral planning can work for your family rather than just gazing into the eyes of your loved ones. Yet, these things will happen and that is because, when you become a loved one, you become responsible. Every significant action of yours will have a significant impact on those who love you and however far away from love hearts and roses it may seem, your death will be something you should consider preparing your family for.

I'm sure you didn't think you would add 'organising a funeral plan for your family' to this year's to-do list but they are a whole host of benefits that suggest you should. Whether it's reducing the cost of a funeral with a funeral plan or creating a family trust, taking action today can help your families avoid debt and find alternatives to high funeral costs when the time comes.

More than that, though, by taking advice from an undertaker today, and planning your own funeral with experts, you will be able to give your loved ones peace of mind. You will be able to share your wishes and give them confidence, certainty and happiness, knowing that the funeral they provide will be that which you hope for.

Naturally, planning your own funeral in order to protect your loved ones, isn't up there with the best things about love. Yet, nor is snoring, picking up dirty socks or saying someone else's name more often than you say your own but really, when the love heart balloons subside and daffodils of spring replace the roses of St Valentine, you will realise it is often the small, unsaid aspects of love that make it so beautiful rather than the grand gestures.

So whilst planning your own funeral may not feel like it is love, whilst paying for your own funeral before you die may not be the grandest of gestures, when you are gone, it may well be the comfort and the reassurance your family and loved ones need, to remind them that love, in all of its forms is beautiful and that at times, it is the every day, the dull and the taken for granted that makes love so very special.

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