Losing a spouse is never easy under any circumstances. However, if you are able to prepare for it ahead of time, doing so is beneficial.
You cannot always prepare for the death of a loved one, but older people often know ahead of time that an ill or elderly spouse is going to pass away. It is not an easy thing to go through and it does not get any easier after the spouse passes away.
However, as MarketWatch points out in “How to prepare for the death of your spouse,” when you know ahead of time and can make some preparations, you should.
Some of the things that you can do to make things easier include:
Reference: MarketWatch (Dec. 8, 2016) “How to prepare for the death of your spouse.“
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