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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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My Voice, Her Decision

By Delaine
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Mother lived 80 years; a life balanced with family, career, travel, music, and spiritual journeys. Through her nursing and public health careers, she had opportunities to see first hand how medical treatment can take its...

I had the conversation with my parent .

He just left it up to me

By Vicki
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I lost my husband shortly after his 40th birthday. He had battled with cancer for almost seven years. I had tried many times to have a conversation with him about what his wishes were in...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

My Story

By Connie
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I (we) had the conversation in September 1986; six months later, my husband died from non-hodgskins lymphoma. Francisco and I prepared for his last wishes, death and burial. He was 42 when he died; I...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

I’m so relieved!

By Danette
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It was my normal Monday evening where I go to see my dad for dinner and some times to go shopping, but most important to watch his favorite show…”Dancing with the Stars”! As soon as...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My Dad’s Wonderful Goodbye

By Emily
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  Our dad’s passing played out just like a movie that he wrote and directed himself. My dad was living in Florida with my sisters. He had been in the hospital since September and on...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Silence

By Dagmar
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My husband died a year ago last June after 6 and one half years with a glioblastoma (brain tumor). I have trouble letting go of my sadness in not having had an intimate conversation with...

I wish I had the conversation with my spouse .