It takes guts to start – and sometimes to stick with – a tough conversation. We’re afraid of triggering anger or hurt. Or being misunderstood. But some conversations are necessary.
Let’s say I’m wondering whether Mom and Dad have a will. And who’s the Executor? And who is getting what? Here’s the parade of horribles that might be going through my head:
My parents might think I want them to hurry up and die.
They might think I’m greedy.
They might think I’m trying to curry favor over my sister to get more than she does.
They might think I’m trying to trying to control what they do with their own money, as if it’s already mine.
They might think it’s none of my business. And say so!