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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. 45 People

    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 1 Response Mar 16

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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 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

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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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    Helpless

    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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    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 17 Responses May 15, 2008

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    hopingformiracles hopingformiracles 22-25 1 Response Aug 17

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    Every day brings fresh anger and confusion....
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    A reaffirmation can occur actually whenever immediately after the particular wedding -- the next day or thirty several years afterwards. But you don't need to renew much too soon...
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