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AARP The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life by Tim Prosch

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CHAPTER ELEVENBeing There for Your Kids

Fight to the end or depart comfortably?

It is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

It is also one of the most courageous because you are taking the initiative to consider how you want to bring your life to a close.

Woody Allen once said, “I’m not afraid of dying. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

But because you have committed to having the Other Talk, you have decided that you do want to be there when it happens.

Because you want to be there for your kids.

On the surface, the Other Talk sounds like it is about being a great parent, about preparing your kids for one of life’s great challenges. And it is.

But it also carries with it the added value of freeing you and your ...

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