Irish Examiner: The time to talk with our loved ones is now, in the living years


A new survey carried out by the insurer Royal London would seem to bear this out. One thousand adults were asked about their experience with death, dying, and bereavement. 

When posed the question, “Thinking about the last time you suffered the loss of a loved one, what is your greatest regret?”, nearly half (49%) of the respondents agreed with the statement: “There are so many conversations I wished we had before they passed”; 32% chose “I have no regrets”; 13% regretted not having discussed family and possessions, and 12% regretted not discussing funeral arrangements.