Grief is an impossibly difficult experience that we are all likely to go through at some point in our lives. The loss of a loved one can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, even angry – which may exacerbate other powerful feelings and make it difficult to cope. There is no such thing as a right or wrong way to feel after losing a loved one, people grieve in different ways and at different times, and it is important to lean on any support networks available to you if you are struggling to deal with bereavement. Renowned children’s author Lemony Snicket put it best when he wrote:
“If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels, and if you haven’t, you can’t possibly imagine it.”
However sad that may seem, there is an element of camaraderie in it: a community of grievers exists worldwide. Perhaps because of this, there are many avenues open to you when it comes to coping with grief.
Capital Life Funeral Plans was established with the aim of becoming one such avenue. We are not counsellors, and we would never aim to contend with the traditional routes when it comes to maintaining your health and wellbeing after a bereavement. What we try to do is provide a service that helps you shoulder the burden in terms of the pragmatic and financial decisions people are often forced to make while dealing with grief.
Capital Life: Who We Are & How We Can Help
Here at Capital Life we take enormous pride in being a ‘customer-first’ funeral plan provider with a passion for designing and delivering a wide spectrum of products and services to suit clients of different financial means. We take great pride in our approach to customer service and as such have put together an experienced team that can help you navigate the challenges of planning a ceremony for your loved one. One of the primary reasons for taking out a pre-paid funeral plan is peace of mind. Our range of products can protect you and your next of kin from the rising costs of funerals and guarantee that your wishes are carried out with respect and dignity.
Even if your loved one did not have a Capital Life Funeral Plan at the time of passing, a plan can still be taken out with us allowing the family to benefit from all the support and guidance that comes with our professional service. Simply fill out a brief form and our experts will take it from there. We can help you navigate the unfamiliar landscape of funeral planning by talking you through the various choices, requirements, and fees you may be expected to manage during this difficult time.
If you would like some more insight into the ins-and-outs of planning a ceremony for yourself or a loved one, you may be interested in our article The Top 4 Questions to Ask When Planning a Funeral.
At Capital Life, we regularly endeavour to update our site with relevant content to answer common questions and queries, or to offer insights into how the industry is changing. While there is no official statistic, it is believed that as much as 70% of Britons have not discussed their wishes with their loved ones or next-of-kin. It is important that we look to change this in the future, as the pressure of not knowing what a loved one might have wanted is a major contributor to so-called funeral stress. By sharing stories in an open and honest way, we hope to foster an atmosphere where people feel they can speak candidly about their wishes.
Communication is important, and we hope you have found this article informative. If you are struggling to deal with the emotional stress of grief, we would urge you to read the NHS page dealing with grief after bereavement or loss, and to know that you are not alone.
For help with the financial and logistical aspects of planning a memorial for your loved one, please feel free to contact a member of the Capital Life team whenever is convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you and are always happy to help.
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Capital Life Funeral Planning Ltd,
12 Blackfriars Street