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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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MOM

By Nan
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My mother was 85 when she passed away this past November. I had lost my first husband when I was 33 to cancer and my Dad 11 years ago to cancer as well. When my...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Conversations Matter

By Chandra
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When my husband’s step mother was diagnosed with Primary CNS Lymphoma (brain cancer) last February, we were all in crisis mode. She was confused and disoriented, and experiencing a lot of pain. Thankfully, we had...

I had the conversation with my family members .

I’m Not Dead Yet

By Marvina
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My mother is 85 years old. She lives with my brother in St. Louis. I live in California. Since June, she has had 2 heart attacks, 4 hospitalizations and has spent 2 weeks in an...

I had the conversation with my parent .

A Good Story and a Bad Story

By Patrick
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I have a good story and a bad story. My wife and I (actually mostly my wife) cared for her mother and my father (not at the same time) in our home until their death. My mother-in-law...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .

My Husband- Physician and Dying Patient

By Stephanie
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My husband, a physician and internist, felt a little “ping”; soon we had to tell our four children that their dad had metastatic pancreatic cancer, and promptly we had to do everything we could to make sure...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Lyle and Lori- A Journey in Eldercare

By Lori
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"Each generation seems to be more open to discussion. Perhaps from their experience with their own parents."

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .