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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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Facing Death with Comfort

By Diane Israel
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I write you one month after the death of my mother. I want to tell you her story and my story involving mom. I hope it will speak to others! 15 years ago, on September...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Clara

By Sylvia
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My mother had open heart surgery in 2000, having mitral valve replacement to alleviate heart failure. She did well, and was able to return to her home after 2 months in hospital and nursing home...

I had the conversation with my parent .

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 .