Talk with your parents
Talking with your parents is a vital exercise in ensuring their final wishes will be fulfilled and grief is minimized by everyone.
Talking with your parents can many times resolve deep, personal questions about your family and death. Conversations can release your inner thoughts of grief and fear. Your feelings about death can be discussed with those who love you, and your relationship with your parents and family members can broaden and grow as well, creating some of your most cherished memories.
Use this time to go beyond just talking about money and final wishes alone….Deep personal values and truths can also be shared.
- What is important in life
- Your personal view of the afterlife
- The truth that each person must die
- Legacy or what lives on after a person dies
The most important reason to talk with your parents about these subjects is to be prepared for death. Accidents can and do happen and you never know when you will be left to face these issues. If you want to help your parents when the time comes, you should talk to them now. It will make your family’s future grief a little bit easier.