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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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Ducks in a row

By Robyn
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 I lost my biological dad some years ago, but the point is that he had all his “ducks in a row” so to speak. I can not tell you that beside the grieving, how not...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Grandparents show the way in having the conversation

By Lissa
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 I’ve been fortunate to have been raised in a family that has made end of life, a known part of life, for as long as I can remember. Our grandparents talked gently and openly with...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Having “the conversation” was a very easy thing to do

By William
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 For my wife who is 85 and I, having “the conversation” was a very easy thing to do. Our church teaches us very clearly what our alternatives are, and we are encouraged to discuss it...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

A normal topic in our family

By Suzanne
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 My brother is a funeral director so for the past 30 years it has been a normal topic in our family, thank God. When our father died on 4-21-10 it was not only a beautiful...

I had the conversation with my family members .

My guardian angel always

By Fran
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My mother was dying from breast cancer and we really didn’t talk of it too much, but when we did it was quite special. Something I remember as if it were yesterday. My mother died...

I had the conversation with my parent .