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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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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 .

Family Leave

By Laura
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That’s it don’t be restless now Dial soap hot water in a plastic basin squeeze the cloth tight wrap it around your hand like a mitt never forgot that press the moist, clean-smelling warmth gently...

I had the conversation with my parent .

The Brochure on Dying

By Lisa Boesen
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My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in February 2008 and passed away in December 2008. My father suffered for 10 years with complications of open heart surgery and multiple comorbid conditions and...

I had the conversation with my parent .

You

By Jean Radtke
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As a baby boomer and child of two depression-era parents, I’m so pleased to have had many conversations with my parents about what they wanted related to end-of-life planning and celebration. We helped them gather...

I had the conversation with my parent .