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Everyone has a story. About losing someone close. About what it was like to have the conversation. About not talking about wishes until it was too late.

Explore these stories that others have shared, and if you’d like, tell us your own story. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started.

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27 and prepared

By Lindsay
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November 12th is my 28th birthday. As I inch closer to 30, my friends like to joke around that I’d better get ready to settle down. “When are you getting married? When will you buy...

I had the conversation with my parent .

The Conversation

By Joyce
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I wanted to pass along a couple of thoughts. Maybe you have considered this, maybe not. Many years ago my excellent lawyer pressed my husband and I to do a very specific health care directive....

I had the conversation with my parent .


A nurses response

By Judy
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My story is about the 100’s of dying people I have had the privilege of caring for as their hospice nurse. Far too many people enter hospice programs beaten down, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The...

I had the conversation with my family members .


e p i t a p h

By Marsha
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My husband had Stage IV prostate cancer for 5 years. He died February 4, 2014 from a rarer metastatic secondary cancer he’d battled for 6 months, a cancer that consumed his liver, his mind, and...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

How I want to leave

By Marie
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I had the conversation with my fiance and my children. Being in health care, I know it is just as important about talking about death as much as it is talking about birth and sex....

I had the conversation with my family members .

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The End of Life Talk

By Patricia Woodell
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  The End-of-Life Talk When a family member has Alzheimer’s or another dementia Patricia Woodell, Brenda Niblock, and Jeri Warner In 2005, my three sisters and I were surprised to learn that our mother had...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .