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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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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...

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 .