Oh, what a difficult topic to discuss!!
Actually, I don't have an issue with discussing it - though attempts to speak with family members has not always been easy. My parents were not keen to talk about it - though they did make appropriate (for the most part) arrangements for their demise. They certainly were not happy talking with me about it.
I was a nurse, so have faced death on more than one occasion, and luckily have not had to face the death of a spouse or child. People do think I am weird when I saw that I am comfortable being at the death of someone. In fact, I have always regarded it as an honour, I suspect similar to being at a birth. One is the beginning of a life and the other is at the end.
I have made plans for my own demise, but speaking with my family members is not met with much "enthusiasm" for discussion, but I soldier on.
There are always challenges, though. I do find it difficult sometimes to write to someone when a death has occurred, and I was pleased to find this post on Hub Pages. Click here.
It is an excellent article and I am sure I will be referring to it from time to time.
I do go to "Death Cafe" events - and do like the idea of writing obituaries too.