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Uncomfortable Conversation, Profound Relief

Posted on 06/06/2013

WickedLocal: When it comes to dying, have you ever told anyone how it should work for you? “Stop! It’s summertime, I’m well, and all is rosy in my world. Why bring this up now?” Well, here’s the deal. There’s never a perfect time to have “that conversation.”

It’s a very touchy subject as columnist Ellen Goodman discovered when faced with making crucial decisions for her dying mother. She felt bewildered and blindsided, and in 2010 she co-founded with Len Fishman The Conversation Project to get families talking.