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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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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 .

Why I Talk About Death

By Kate
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I have relatively little experience with death or dying, in any professional or social/personal sense. But these topics have sat in the front of my mind since I was a small child. I’ve always been...

I had the conversation with my friend .

Boos Bucket List

By Barbara Sedoric
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My mom died suddenly on a sunny morning in May 2006. My world was immediately engulfed with tears, panic and grief as my Dad , known as “Boo”, my brother, and I were instantly thrown...

I wish I had the conversation .

Who do you trust?

By Matthew
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I lost my wife of 34 years, my cousin with whom I was raised with as sister & brother, and my father all in 2012 after a prolonged illness in each case. I narrowly escaped...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Ducks In a Row (post story) Oct 12, 2012

By Robyn
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This is the (post story) to the October 12, 2012 entitled, “Ducks In a Row” After writing that month in October, came mom’s hip surgery. As usual, she wasn’t that great a patient, and bucked...

I had the conversation with my parent .