To talk (or not to talk) that is the question … and the answer from many corners is that it is helpful to TALK about aging. Here’s an article that affirms that: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/therapy-of-a-different-sort/
But I have to confess that one dear friend, when I got into my favorite conversation about how it helps the family and everyone to have had conversations about death and how I really want to have family around me when I die — maybe a home funeral and so forth, said very clearly to me – that is NOT her thing! Got it!
I’m truly not expecting everyone to be as into this idea as I am! A nick name affectionately given me and used whenever I get jazzed about an idea is : “Crusader Rabbit.” It reminds me to take a breath and remember that people do things many different ways. Yes- I think it’s important to have lots of conversations, but not everyone does!