The holidays are upon us yet again. Every year at this time, it is tradition that I pester you about visiting with your family about your plans and wishes in the event you pass away. Although it may kill the holiday mood a bit to talk about your passing, it is very important that you do so. There are likely 2 or 3 people very close to you that you envision “handling things” upon your incapacity or passing. Those are the folks that you need to sit down with over a pint of beer or glass of wine and just let them know your thoughts.
As I mentioned, it is a bit of a mood killer, but you may find it is comforting to both you and your loved ones to do so. Letting them know your wishes means that they aren’t guessing (and getting it WRONG!) when the time comes that something happens to you. It will lessen the likelihood that your family will fight about issues after your incapacity or passing because you won’t have to guess about what “Mom” or “Dad” wanted. If Mom and/or Dad just sat down and went over his or her wishes, there won’t […]