Maybe it is just me, but I think talking about death is something that needs to be done, simply to be prepared for the inevitable. Since I am 27 years older than my wife, it is impossible to know if we will have a long marriage or a short marriage. I do know that she has made me a very contented and satisfied man after many difficult years of being alone.
I can tell you that talking about my passing is not a favorite thing of my wife, and I understand that. I also feel that to some degree, I must explain to her that I need to do what I can to prepare her for the inevitable, because I am responsible to take care of her. I am 59 and see celebrities, athletes and locals die by that age. It hits home. My idea is that by disclosing what I can do to help her in that transition in life, she can feel better by not having to worry as much about it. Here are several areas I feel compelled to address with her.