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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, 2014

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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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    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 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 17 Responses May 15, 2008

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    Well, let me introduce myself. I am a thirty-something year old wife and mother. Roughly 3 years ago, I discovered that my husband of over 10 years was and had been in an actual...
    Aworkingprogression Aworkingprogression 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    His sleeping routines annoys me. I just couldn't understand how can he sleeps very early and wakes up early too. And snores once his head hit the pillow. Like now, Friday night...
    Spore93 Spore93 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I should say I know it is out of control.. in the last 4 years he has gained all most 300 pounds.. I don't know what to do..He literately spends all day eating.. a friend of his...
    Lovingwife68 Lovingwife68 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Ambiguous header but true. I've survived suicide attempts (both my own and that of a parent), self-harm, domestic abuse of a parent, depression, anxiety, self-destruction and more...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I lost my husband my love my soul to cancer November 2014 Tribute to my dear husband. Today marks fore month since the death of my dear husband . It was on this same day that I...
    toha1 toha1 22-25, F Mar 8

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    Suicide is such a long term solution for a short term problem. This had touched my life so deeply in my adult life. To be in such a dark place and not be able too see any light...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I am pregnant. 27 weeks. Thought I was happy about it but as time has gone on I feel indifferent to the bump. No connection to it. I think it is going to make life harder. I think...
    abouttosnap abouttosnap 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I just want to crawl in a hole today. I left my emotionally abusive husband over five years ago, and yet I'm still dealing with the aftermath of his bullsh*t. The really hard...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I have been working with two partners for several years on the development of a scientific product. We sometimes commiserate that our significant others do not understand how...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Mar 3

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    Survivors, what ultimately saved you? What helped the most? I'm trying to help someone I love deeply. I've read lots of resources, but would love to hear from someone who has...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    The very fact that I have to interact with him from now on makes me feel sick. We have three children suffering from our misery. We live together and tell each other how much we...
    fulltimehatred fulltimehatred 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Resisted peer pressure, survived from sticky social situations to relationships and fall outs with family and dealing with crazy out of control hormones! Never smoked, never done...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm 30. I live alone. But yet my parents control me. I can't drink, self harm or see my husband. I have a mental illness, I have been in hospital many times. My parents threaten to...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I survived an attack by a dropbear. It was when I was 12, my sister and I were waking home from school and decided to take a short cut through the bush trails... now normally only...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I am so tired of feeling miserable all the time. I have a beautiful son who i love more than life itself, a husband who loves me (but doesn't really help, sometimes he is mean bc...
    jandn1873 jandn1873 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I'd like to share my story. I'm 24, he's 19. I'm already working, he's still a student. I'm a Muslim, he's Catholic. It was very wrong from the very beginning yet I still pushed...
    Jojane Jojane 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Every three years there has been a family tradition of going on a family vacation trip in my husbands family, this was supposed to be the eleventh such trip since my husbands...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F Mar 22

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    ~ CRY LOVE by John Hiatt~A moment of steel a dry-eyed houseDid he say goodbye to you or did you kick him out?I know you're not afraid to go aloneBut this was a marriage of spirit...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I Remember it like it was yesterday. I know that sounds so cliche but it's true. It is forever engraved into my mind. I remeber every single touch, bruise, being unable to breath...
    ariajett ariajett 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    And I believe the woman that he cheated with is here on this site. So to you "The Other Woman"....congratulations. For some odd reason you seem to think you're getting a prize for...
    flirtinglove flirtinglove 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    My husband saved me in more ways then anyone will ever know. I was so numb before I met him, I didn't even realize it myself. I didn't feel, I had no true compassion or sympathy...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    My husband of almost 5 years is addicted to synthetic weed and is in complete denial. It has destroyed so many things in his life, but blames in on everything else, even me. He...
    lumom lumom 31-35, F Mar 11

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    First let me say that I am married to a woman that is dutiful to everyone but me About five months ago I started dating a coworker She also is married We ate dinners together...
    GatsbyinOk GatsbyinOk 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    My husband and I are both in the U.S. Military as officers. We are in the Air Force and stationed at different military installations. My husband is overseas and I am stateside...
    femaleinhomesaunaandpool femaleinhomesaunaandpool 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    My Husband died of an accidental OD. I'm devastated, heartbroken, it's so hard to breathe feels like I'm missing a lung. My husband died in my arms. RIP my love, I'm going to miss...
    sadmami sadmami 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Despite my difference with my husband (we're polar opposites), he is so loving and supportive. i always worry about money and work. for the past 3 years i haven't exactly been able...
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25 Mar 15

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    I am still very hurt but with each day it's getting better. My husband cheated on me after 10+years of marriage. I chose to forgive him and work on our marriage together. I do love...
    norwegianfrmgrl norwegianfrmgrl 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I share everything with my husband. He is amazing and we have a closer relationship because of it. I'm glad my husband is my lover, my secret keeper and my best friend. He's the...
    Katile Katile 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 5 years and married for a year and 9 months. I am 22 and he is 26. He was arrested on January, 2014 and I had a miscarriage in April, 2014...
    AnelC AnelC 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My husband is so frustrating. I asked him before we were married to not follow in the footsteps of my father. I wanted a man who would not mentally disconnect from his family and...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    WE have been married going on 3 years. But we have been together since 2006/07. I lost my job back in June so now we have money problems. He works 2 jobs now and I know he is tired...
    GorditaDiosa GorditaDiosa 26-30 1 Response Mar 13

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    My husband is abusive... Physically, emotionally and in every way possible. We've been married for 2 years. I went against my whole family to be with him, and just months into our...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    He's not even my husband yet. I feel so trapped :( we have a 17 month old, two older kids that are mine and I'm pregnant. I no longer feel like my kids are safe around him. His...
    juskeepswimming juskeepswimming 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I hate my husband so much and I sometimes wish I had an incurable disease so I could leave him without having to put the kids through a divorce! He drinks too much, never wants to...
    redstone74 redstone74 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 23

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    I've been having really strong paranoid feelings that my husband is sneaking around etc and today I found a recent visit to free f**kbook and a link to "lick p***y to get laid...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I met my husband 9 years ago. We hit it off as friends immediately and although for him it was love at first sight it took me a couple months to agree to date him....mainly because...
    Sarmo84 Sarmo84 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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