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One Last Lovely Dinner

My father lay dying of the coronavirus. A normally ebullient 96-year-old, he drifted in and out of consciousness as I, also infected, sat at his bedside. His lucid moments were precious opportunities for connection and FaceTime calls with his grandchildren. … Continue reading

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End-of-life Planning  

Do your parents have a storage unit? What’s your aunt’s Facebook password? Where does your sister keep her diaries? These may seem like minor concerns—but when a loved one becomes terminally ill or dies, knowing those simple details can take … Continue reading

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End-of-life Documents

Not to be doom and gloom, but you need a will and other end-of-life documents. “People don’t like thinking about death,” says Orman, who developed the Must-Have Documents program ($63; suzeorman.com/realsimple) with her estate attorney. “Everyone assumes they only need … Continue reading

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Dying Well

Imagine you are seriously ill, and finish this sentence about living: I want to live if I can…. Now finish this sentence about your death: I want mine to be. Then follow up with these questions. Do you have an … Continue reading

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