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Southeast Asia Funeral Customs

Southeast Asia Funeral Customs

Being an incredibly diverse region, Southeast Asia does not have a prevailing religion or ethnicity. Funeral customs therefore differ significantly even within countries, though most people follow Buddhist, Muslim, or Chinese tradition. Each Southeast Asian country has its own spin on these traditions, and they vary from country to country ...

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3 Things To Remember For Your Funeral Pre-Arrangements

3 Things To Remember For Your Funeral Pre-Arrangements

If you’re looking into pre-planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one, the process can seem overwhelming at first.  Without proper organization, it can be easy to miss some of the most important details of the funeral--and beyond.

Using a free online tool like Funerals360’s My Funeral Wishes will ...

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Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?

Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?

When an unexpected death occurs, family members might have no idea what a decedent’s wishes are regarding a funeral and other related arrangements. One of the primary considerations a family must make in these situations is choosing between a cremation and burial.  Here’s an overview of some of the most ...

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What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion

What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion

Caregivers dedicate a huge amount of selfless time and energy toward attending to their elderly or ill loved ones. When this loved one eventually passes, it is common to experience a variety of emotions, including regret, anger, or even a sense of relief from the burden of caregiving.  Many people ...

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“How Would You Like to Be Buried?” Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Spouse

“How Would You Like to Be Buried?” Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Spouse

While many of us have some idea of what we’d like to happen when we die, talking about it can be difficult.  And when it comes to discussing funerals, burials, and other related topics, spouses may find those final stages challenging to consider. Fortunately, there are ways to approach this ...

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Gravestone

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Gravestone

Immortalizing your loved one in an elegant and beautiful headstone—or even a monument—may be one of your top priorities, but you’ll want to be careful about which headstone, grave marker, or monument you commission. Many cemeteries regulate what kinds of headstones they will install on their property, so the preliminary ...

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Removing the Deceased After Death: What You Need to Know

Removing the Deceased After Death: What You Need to Know

The hours and days following a loved one’s death can be extremely difficult. Though the loved ones of the decedent may be struggling emotionally to accept the loss, they must also begin taking the first steps of the funeral process.

One of the first steps in the process, from a ...

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How to Become a Tree When You Die

How to Become a Tree When You Die

Turning your loved one’s cremated ashes into a tree keeps them alive in nature forever. Planting a tree seed or seedling alongside a family member’s ashes and watching it grow can be one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in your life. But as romantic as the idea seems, is ...

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Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources to Help

Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources to Help

Widowers are vulnerable.  Very vulnerable! In fact, according to research performed by Dr. Justin Denney of Washington State University, widowed men have a 1.6 to 2.0 times the risk of death by suicide, compared to otherwise similar married men, and they’ll do so within two years of their ...

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A Guide to Picking the Perfect Urn

A Guide to Picking the Perfect Urn

Whether you intend to bury your loved one’s ashes, display them at home, or place them in a columbarium at your place of worship or a cemetery, you’ll need an urn. Urns come in a variety of designs and sizes, and we’ll walk you through picking the right urn for ...

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