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Taking the scary and uncomfortable out of the conversation

By Karen
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I had the conversation with my spouse.

We are grateful that he was able to tell us exactly what he wanted. Where he wanted to be buried, the people he wanted to be involved, and so much more.
 A few years ago, my ex-husband was diagnosed with 3 – 6 months to live. I went to help. Our adult children, in their early 20’s, were struggling with the reality of losing their father. He lasted only 4 weeks. We barely had time to get everything tended to. The house passed into the Trust on Friday, and he left on Tuesday. That is how close it was. But more importantly, we are grateful that he was able to tell us exactly what he wanted. Where he wanted to be buried, the people he wanted to be involved, and so much more. Losing a parent or loved one is traumatic, but knowing exactly what to do brings some solace.

After that experience, I felt it is time to change the mindset of this country about communicating and protecting families and loved ones. I want to take the scary and uncomfortable out of the conversation. I have written two workbooks; A Guide to Getting Affairs in Order. An Individual version and a parent version. Someday, these will be as common as a checkbook register! My system is simple and easy to use, and offers peace of mind. People need to write down or communicate where they keep their important documents and what their last wishes are. I give classes at the community Adult school, and presentations at retirement homes and community centers. Now I will gladly bring attention to your Starter Kit. I think it is simple and easy to use as well, and will definitely help people! Thank you!

Karen O’Neil www.gettingaffairsinorder.com

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