Awhile back, I read In Love by Amy Bloom. This book focuses on her Husband’s decision to go to Dignitas for a compassionate death.
Not exactly light and pleasant reading or conversation.
I tried to have a conversation with my Husband about this book- not because anything is wrong with either of us, but more as a concept, or a what if scenario.
He shut me down completely. Got mad and wouldn’t discuss it.
So my question is:
Should we discuss subjects that we don’t want to hear? Aren’t those the very subjects that should be discussed, so that everyone is clear on where they stand?
I’m not asking your opinion of Dignitas, or anything like this. That’s a minefield I don’t want to talk about in a forum like this, so watch your comments if you give an opinion…
What I want to know is:
Should we discuss things like this with our loved ones, in a calm manner and in a private setting?