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Sex, Money and death are all topics UK adults dread discussing with friends and family. But which do they hate talking about most, and does this explain why they’re avoiding making wills?
Death and wills easier to discuss than relationships

UK adults find it more difficult to discuss sex, relationships and finances with friends and family than death and wills, according to Which? research.

A Which? survey revealed that UK adults find it more difficult to discuss sex, relationships and finances with friends and family than death and wills.

77% said that sex is an awkward topic to discuss while only 32% found it hard to talk about wills. Despite this, only 37% actually had a will.


Relationships and money also awkward for many


Relationships were the second-trickiest subject, with 45% of respondents finding the matter tough to discuss with friends and family. This was followed by finance and death, with 40% and 36% respectively finding these topics difficult to talk about.

Although wills weren’t seen as being a particularly awkward topic, 45% had never actually discussed them with their family, while 27% hadn’t talked about death.


Why should we talk about wills?


Espe Fuentes, solicitor and head of legal operations at Which?, says: ‘Although we may be reluctant to have these kinds of conversations with our relatives, it’s easier to consider these issues when we’re fit and well.’

‘It’s important to let relatives know if a will exists and if so where it is stored. We would encourage people to have these conversations if they want to make sure that their wishes are carried out.’

If you’re interested in writing a will or just want to find out more about the reasons for making one, call our expert team on 01992 822803 or visit the Which? Wills website.


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