“10 Excuses You Tell Yourself Why You Don’t Need To Have The Conversation & 10 Reasons Why Those Excuses Don’t Hold Up”

The Conversation Project did a survey in 2013 which found that “90 percent of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important yet only 30 percent of people actually have done so.” Clearly, knowing the importance of a conversation or behavior doesn’t always mean we’ll do it. How many diets and half-marathon training programs have begun in this vein? We know all the excuses a person is likely to tell themselves to avoid the conversation. Any of these look familiar?

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  1. “I know my loved one well enough to make the right call.”

  2. “I don’t need to have the conversation. I’m healthy and young.”

  3. “If my loved one wants to have a conversation, they can come to me.”

  4. “I’ll just decide based off what I would want.”

  5. “It makes me uncomfortable.”

  6. “I don’t want to encourage my death by talking about it.”

  7. “I don’t want to offend my loved one.”

  8. “I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life right now.”

  9. “I don’t even know what my career path will be let alone what I prefer about my end-of-life  care.”

  10. “Why do we need to have a conversation? Can’t my loved one just write everything down?”

What better time than now to have “that” conversation. Click here to read this article in its entirety.

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