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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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By Angela
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My sister and I were with my mom several years ago when her doctors diagnosed her with a condition that would result in liver failure and there was no cure for her condition. I wished...

I wish I had the conversation .


By Vimala
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When I came to America, I noticed that no one dies here. They just disappear. It seemed very strange to me. It’s about time that Americans acknowledge death is part of life. As a Taoist...

I had the conversation with my child .

Must He go before I?

By connie
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August 13, 1992 was the day of all heart break for myself and husband, well the whole family, really. Our 25 year old son was injured in an accident and lived on total life support...

I wish I had the conversation .

Wire it down.

By Ann
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My husbands father initiated the conversation. He told us what he wanted, with his wife present (although she didn’t say much) & we followed through. One thing I would advise anyone is get it in...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Take the Keys

By Julie
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My father is dead and I’m angry. No, this has nothing to do with the stages of grief. It’s certainly not directed at the trauma ICU team that kept him alive for ten days after...

It Didn’t Matter

By Rebecca
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My in-laws were the parents that I really never had. So when my father-in-law started to show signs of dementia, I stepped in to help. When his doctor talked to him about end of life...

I had the conversation with my family members .