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Common Misconceptions About Funeral Directors

Published: March 23, 2022

The role of a funeral director sometimes referred to as an undertaker, has frequently been misunderstood in several ways. At Affordable Funeral and Cremation, we would like to address and debunk some prevalent myths and popular misconceptions.

1. They Are Only Interested In Making Money

Although funerals could be costly and directors earn a living from providing these services, numerous other professions allow for this without requiring empathy or understanding. Funeral directors may find themselves working weekends and holidays in addition to becoming psychologically and emotionally tiring; if they are in it solely for the money, then they're in the wrong line of work!

2. They Have a "Creepy" Quality

Some funeral directors may seem that way. However, most are regular human beings who are much more optimistic because of their encounters with mortality.

3. They Spend Their Days Observing Dead Bodies

There are numerous misconceptions about what funeral directors do, which entails reassuring the deceased's family, arranging, making phone calls, and getting the documentation ready in a role similar to that of a typical office employee. They spend only a brief period with the dearly departed, except when necessary.

4. They Are Experts in Death

While the funeral director does have extensive experience, they are legally not required to have any professional training or certifications. They would be able to sympathize with and understand you and your family and provide industry-specific advice based on their expertise; however, they are not death specialists.

5. They Are Constantly Depressed

Another myth is that, while experiencing the loss of a loved one can be depressing, funeral directors who deal with death daily also become perpetually depressed. While your funeral director will likely be sympathetic, they need to learn to make the distinction to avoid the misery associated with death.

Certainly, this has helped clarify some of the myths surrounding funeral directors and has given you a new perspective on them. If you want to know about our services, don't hesitate to contact us at Affordable Funeral & Cremation today. Our team is here to provide you with the information you need.


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