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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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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 .

Wishes

By Kathleen
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I told my daughter that I wished to be cremated & have my ashes sprinkled on the beach from a convertable. I gave her the account numbers of my assets. I told her I wanted...

I had the conversation with my child .

I turned around and was 55 and my dad was gone

By Wayne
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It started one little hint at a time… Wayne Merry Like, “Thank you SIR.” Or, not having to show my I.D. when purchasing wine. Even worse: “Do you want a seniors discount today … SIR?”...

I wish I had the conversation with my partner .

Take time to plan–your loved ones will thank you

By Mary
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Mom’s voice came over the phone last December (2011), saying the words that no child, regardless of age, can truly be prepared for: “I have some bad news for us. Dad died this morning of...

I wish I had the conversation .