It is always good to be prepared and discuss death with parents, especially considering the winters we’ve been having. This conversation is a two-way street – you will gain clarity on their wishes, and, if you beat them to the grave, it allows them to know yours.
Statistically, it’s less likely that you will die before your parents. But it happens. Making sure your parents know what you want when it comes to burial plans, how to split your assets, or who to actually invite to the funeral is of pivotal importance. It’ll be a tough time anyway for your folks, you don’t want to burden them with your mortal responsibilities.
No one wants a shit funeral. If you’ve ever spent any time in hospital and had to rely on your parents to bring you your clothes, you’ll know full well that they can’t be relied on to make these crucial life decisions for you.