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13 May 2019
Australians would rather talk to their partners about their past relationships than broach the subject of financial security if one of them dies, according to a study.
Discussing post-death money issues is the third most taboo topic, with 37% of respondents to the Integrity Life survey uncomfortable discussing it.
The only areas considered more off limits are offering opinions on a partner’s friends, or on relatives and in-laws.
Among people aged 25-34, 46% are reluctant to discuss post-death money issues with their partners, making it the most unpopular subject. Only 23% of over-65s feel the same way.
“This no-holds-barred bravery among older Australians should encourage younger people, so they too can tackle these uneasy subjects with their partners,” Integrity MD Chris Powell said.