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I Survived My Husband's Suicide Attempt

A group for anyone who has dealt with the attempted suicide of a loved one. 50 People

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    My husband has always been depressed. This year some events have occurred that pushed him over the edge. Last week he threatened to kill himself and I baker acted him. He came home and looked and appeared to feel great. Yesterday we got into an argument over an unfortunate choice...
    Claere Claere 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    This isn't your "usual" suicide story.

    For this one, please empty your mind & put yourself in another's shoes at moments. My husband & I have been married for 14 months. Three months ago I cut him down from a rope in the basement... Two months after we were married I was diagnosed with delayed onset PTSD from...
    BethBoehm BethBoehm 22-25, F May 28

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    A year and a half ago,

    my husband who suffers from depression decided to end his life and take mine along with him. So, one Sunday morning he woke up, went downstairs, loaded a shotgun and ran back upstairs. I heard him thundering up the stairs so I got out of bed. That's when I saw him, gun raised...
    darkea darkea 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    I was ready to get married

    when my fiancé attempted suicide due to financial stress. I went from an extreme high to rock bottom in a matter of an hour. I have only been finding out more and more heartbreaking news and am trying to cope. In a few days I was to be a bride and now I am picking up the pieces...
    lanns lanns 26-30, F Jun 28, 2014

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    How Do You Heal?

    My husband and I have been together for seven years. Two summers ago, in the midst of extreme financially difficulty, my husband tried to commit suicide. It was July 20, and my parents and sister and I were just returning home after a family get together. My husband was supposed...
    onesmittenkitten onesmittenkitten 26-30, F 18 Responses May 15, 2008

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    Terrified About Him Going Back To Work In A Month

    This past January, I rec'd a call from the Sheriff dept. My husband left work at lunch, went home and put a hose from the exhaust into his truck, shut the garage door and turned on the generator. He should be dead right now, but shopaholic that I am, UPS delivered a package...
    Mommyover40 Mommyover40 41-45 2 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    Five Days And 100 Pills Later

    Five days ago my husband tried to kill himself. He has always struggled with depression on and off over the years , but last Sunday he really wanted to leave this world. He took like 100 pills and drank 2 bottles of wine. We are not living together but we are trying to fix that...
    dottycom dottycom 51-55 5 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    I'm having a really hard day.

    My husband tried to kill himself again last night. I have a three year old and a baby on the way. My husband is currently under 24 hour watch in the er until all the Meds he took are out, then he will be admitted to an impatient facility where they will hopefully work on making...
    Cayse Cayse 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    how do I heal how do my children heal.

    May 4, 2015 my husband took 4 full bottles of medication and slit one of his wrist. I had gotten off work and called to tell him I was home and he was groggy and he told me he couldn't take it anymore. He had been suffering from paranoia and depression. I immediately called my...
    JorrieA JorrieA 31-35, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I survived my Husband's suicide attempt.

    It wasn't your usual story...but I had to cut him down & not a day goes by that I don't remember.
    BethBoehm BethBoehm 22-25, F 1 Response May 28

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    I have made two major attempts on my life, once at 17 and another at 27. (background: I have borderline personality disorder and PTSD. I started self harming at 13. I'm a survivor...
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    Why is it that when I want to have sex I seem to say the wrong thing to my husband or he just doesn't want to. I gave him a BJ just a few days ago and when I give him hints that I...
    URLOVED4EVA URLOVED4EVA 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been with my husband for 15 years, after we lost our business 2 years ago he started hitting me. I'd give the entire world to leave him but I don't have 1 single family member...
    adultchildofasociopath adultchildofasociopath 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have come to terms that my 5 year marriage is crap. I can't stand my husband in the slightest. I am probably the best actress on the planet. I smile, kiss him, make his lunches...
    silentlyopaque silentlyopaque 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    You guys.. LIsten up. I have read your posts and SO understand your frustration!!!... If you can all remember ONE thing.. remember this. Narcissist people are mentally...
    DrBlabby DrBlabby 61-65 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Wife: I found Aladin’s lamp today. Husband: Wow, what did you ask for darling? Wife: I asked him to increase your brain power by ten times. Husband: Oh… love you so much...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Don't let it drag out if you hate your husband. Leave him. Otherwise you will end up maybe like me and have no money, no house and a person you don't want to take care of in your...
    TiredCaretaker TiredCaretaker 61-65, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have had a feeling for a few weeks now I couldn't ignore it anymore and this morning I found all these emails and account to dating and affair sites on my husband's computer I'm...
    cassieschulze cassieschulze 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I met this guy a few times, no sex yet. There's been aggressive kissing, fondling, etc. The opportunity is rare to see each other. The plan is to see each other tomorrow, and I...
    redpelican7 redpelican7 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was just thinking of something that's annoyed me (on and off) over the years--my husbands ex-wife and her behavior. When she was married to husband (over 16 years ago), she was...
    BetweenStates BetweenStates 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    we have been together for 10 years and last month, the week before Mother's Day, the other woman sent me a message on FB with a dummy account , stating that the lies stop here...
    Desert06 Desert06 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Looking through old photos. I miss my husband very much! He's the cutest thing and makes me very happy. Happy for everything that he does and continues to do even though he's...
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F a week ago

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    What's wrong with meeeee:( I hate being in my period I have been crying the whole afternoon,my husband was trying to make me feel better but he finally gave up and fell asleep poor...
    HappyWife16 HappyWife16 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Ok I need some help as my boyfriend is about 30 minutes away and will be here soon and I am in sooo much trouble!! We have be practicing DD for about 6 months now and it has been...
    nicole2109 nicole2109 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    i almost was admitted today due the the suicidal thoughts and urges I have been having. i just need to speak up the next time I have them. my husband is home and making sure I'm...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    5yrs ago today I married my current husband. We've tried everything to make it work. Its not working. So today is bittersweet. I think back to the days when we got married and got...
    GirLinterrupteD99 GirLinterrupteD99 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    It's almost 1 am....I have to get up at 4 am for work. My jerk husband always teased the dog at bedtime because it's his idea of fun. So the dog sleeps in our bed. And is crowding...
    Karj Karj 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Today is fathers day and I don't feel he deserves to be celebrated at all! He is both a bad father and husband. He'd much rather spend his evenings either sleeping or with his...
    L14366 L14366 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    He hates me, he's mean and is now crazy over xbox game destiny, last night I found a fly in my coffee. My heart is broken, he used to love me, when he asks me what he's doibg...
    sadddgirlll sadddgirlll 51-55 Jun 21

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    I've been married for almost 19 years. We have two sons. One is severely mentally and physically handicapped and will always need 24 hour care. My husband is the most amazing...
    sadangel75 sadangel75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    My husband will be released in September and our plan was to start our new life together, but today his parole officer called me and said she's recommending he be sent to a halfway...
    lobitalince lobitalince 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I survived it, but sometimes I still feel like it's all I can do. More then ever right now
    ILSapproaches ILSapproaches 18-21, M Jun 19

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    I can't stand him. I don't want him to touch me, kiss me, sit next to me or breathe in my face. He makes me physically ill. He's lied to me continuously throughout the years...
    vznevada vznevada 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Well guess I didn't mean that much to him and he chose his female friends over me. All I asked was for a little respect and consideration. His always had female friends but he...
    MrsPaul2 MrsPaul2 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    But my dad is permanently disabled. When I was 10, my dad used to ride a Yamaha. We had a major accident one night. He dropped me on the road before he flew out to the other side...
    ArielChen ArielChen 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    my husband and I have been together 10 years and we have both cheated before, and even swing from time to time but only with permission. Then a few days ago my friend moved to...
    nakedmonkey nakedmonkey 26-30, F Jun 15

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    my ex husband is getting too chummy with my parents ,and is going with his new wife on a trip together,he's a complete ******* to me. and my parents just let them hang and they go...
    sargeswife2014 sargeswife2014 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I have already filed for divorce and my husband was already served the papers. His possible affair was the final reason I didn't want to be in this dysfunctional marriage anymore...
    tritongirl tritongirl 36-40, F Jun 15

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    I think that just stating that I was in school when American Pie came out and that I play the flute states my awkwardness when band camp came around. "hey, let's hang out!" can't...
    SheepishlyMe SheepishlyMe 26-30 Jun 15

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    it doesnt take much anymore for me to feel suicidal, I used to be able to snap out of it but it's been getting harder and harder to do so. im scared nothing will now, im scared im...
    willazrael willazrael 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 13

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