Our expert says:
I'm not sure that one can ever truly prepare oneself for the death of a parent. Even acknowledged world experts on Death find it hard to bear. Some things one can do to make it easier would include trying to avoid avoidable regrets --- spending as much time as you can ( to the extent that both of you find agreeable ), talking though your lives and what you find you are grateful for, and ensuring that you do what you ccan to minimize their concerns and worries. And frankly, to gently include the topic of death, of either of you, within conversation, to understand what sort of funeral each of you would prefer, if among their belongings there are specific items they'd like to be sure go to specific people, and so on.
Lets see what other readers suggest.
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