There are lots of conversations to be had about the future. Most of them are exciting, but some, often the really important ones, are more daunting and often uncomfortable.
Who will take care of me? What do we expect from each other? How can I avoid feeling like a burden? What activities are important to me? In case I’m unable to live on my own, what are my options?
Maybe you’ve experienced, or know of someone who is having difficulties creating a good ageing environment for parents or other people they love. When there are so many feelings involved, it can be hard to have conversations about needs, expectations and worries. - especially after people’s health have deteriorated or someone has fallen ill. You don’t want to upset a struggling family member or friend more by having difficult conversations, so sometimes everyone ends up silently disappointed.
What if there was a tool to kick start these uncomfortable conversations earlier? The hardest part of talking about quite emotional issues is getting started, so could we create book that starts the conversations for us?