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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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An Ordinary Death

By Christy
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My conversation with my children came from walking through the death of my mother and the challenge we had in extricating her from the current and awful medicalized way of dying. It turned into a...

I had the conversation with my family members .

end-of-life decisions

By Mary Grace
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When my father, who had been very healthy most of his life, started a downhill turn, we were approached in the hospital by a person who started the conversation with my immediate family members. Dad’s...

I had the conversation with my family members .

Best gift you can give your family

By Suzanne
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I shared a previous story about NOT having the conversation with my dad. There is another item you can fill out that will be spare your family tremendous stress, time, and effort. It is a...

Conversation Would Have Helped with Brother’s Grief

By Suzanne
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My dad recently passed away. We never had the conversation with our parents and I doubt my mother and father ever had the conversation with each other. By the time it was really necessary my...

I wish I had the conversation .

The many stories of my mother’s death

By Paul
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This is the story I prefer, the better story. My mother had a good death. My mother took her last breath shortly after her PCP, with tears in his eyes, removed the breathing machine that...

I had the conversation with my parent .

When I Stop Living

By arlene
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My older son, his wife and I had the conversation. I am an active, involved, and “starter of projects” in my community. When the time comes that my health prohibits me from continuing to enjoy...

I had the conversation with my family members .