Death should, if the world was a more understanding place, be followed by a gentle period of re-orientation. A time to remember, reflect and recalibrate. But of course real life is not really like that. We look at why making time for self-care is so important following a bereavement.
A well-written condolence card is something to treasure, but all too often we struggle to find the message which says how we really feel. So what should you write in a sympathy card that will strike the perfect note and truly convey your feelings?
For many people, the thought of talking about death is awkward, scary and depressing. It’s a tricky conversation that’s often just easier to avoid. We hear you, but we also believe that the alternative – leaving your affairs in a mess and your loved ones unaware of your wishes – is much worse. That’s why we are proud to support Dying Matters who are working to break one of society’s biggest taboos.
Trying to come to terms with the emotional aspect of losing a loved one is hard enough without having to deal with the practical aspects of Probate as well. To help find a way through the legal jargon, we spoke to Tony Crocker from IWC Wills & Probate.