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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.

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Code/Letting Go

By Norma Smith
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Code/Letting Go I’m having trouble in my meditation practice this morning. I count breaths. Then heartbeats. At first, it’s all a bit wild, like someone signaling madly to be held quiet, an intense desire for...

I had the conversation with my child .

I Loved Him Enough

By Jean Lythcott
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I LOVED HIM ENOUGH … to help him die as he wanted to … to let him go I have my own story in that, while healthy, strong, and sane I have created a very...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

The Letter I should have written

By Michael
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Just before my first son was born, my mother passed away from ovarian cancer. I don’t know how hard she fought it because I didn’t know she had it. My mother and I had stopped...

I wish I had the conversation .

Disbelief

By Donna
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My mother has decided some months ago (actually in her words several years ago, however she has started to voice her wishes just early this year) that she wants to end her life through euthanasia....

I had the conversation with my parent .

psychologist/psychoanalyst

By Linda
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The following is the blog I wrote after reading Ellen Goodman’s story about Nelson Mandela. It is part personal story and part thoughts about how changeable “the conversation” can become: Thursday, July 18, was Nelson...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

How I Found The Conversation Project

By Marilu
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I somehow missed the segment on ABC News, but I did read Ellen Goodman’s article about Nelson Mandela today where she mentioned the Conversation Project. I immediately looked it up,downloaded and printed it all! I...