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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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Taking the scary and uncomfortable out of the conversation

By Karen
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 A few years ago, my ex-husband was diagnosed with 3 – 6 months to live. I went to help. Our adult children, in their early 20’s, were struggling with the reality of losing their father....

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Life, Death on Her Own Terms

By Susan
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 I wrote an article about my mother’s end of life decisions and it was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  It describes her decision to voluntarily stop eating and drinking to hasten her death and provide...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My mother’s conversations were a gift

By Dave
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 My Mother lost both Parents by the time she was 13. She was the 11th of 13 children and was raised by her two oldest sisters. Our conversation has been an ongoing dialogue about how...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Honoring my uncle

By Mike
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 My Uncle was at times the big brother I did not have. He was in the military for all but the last twenty years of our shared life. As he began to fall victim to...

I had the conversation with my other relative .

A “Living Will” covered dish dinner

By Kerry
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 My story begins 15 years ago. I was living in Atlanta, GA and had no relatives nearby. But I was blessed with very close friends who might have to be by my side if something...

I had the conversation with my family members .

If Tomorrow Start Without Me

By Shirley
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 I have had a wonderful life with all of the good and bad even being on drugs for years life showed me that if I wanted to have that sense of accomplishment I must decide...

I wish I had the conversation with my family members .