My husband attempted suicide this past weekend. What do you think?
As many of you know, I am pursuing a divorce, ...I have been telling him for months, if not years, that it's just not functional, and that I am miserable in this marriage.
Saturday night, he was talking slurred, I noticed an empty pill bottle, and a syringe next to his insulin. I asked him if he took all the pills, and he said "could be"...I told him that I would call 911, so he tells me he took 70 lorazepan, 10 ambien, and 100 units of insulin.
I call 911, they take him the ER, make him drink charcoal. I did not feel sorry for him. I was irritated. I had a sense that he was manipulating me. He said he wanted to know what cardiac arrest feels like. He said it's my fault, because I don't make it worth his while.
The psychatrist tells me he doesn't feel it was a legitimate attempt, because my husband is intelligent, and has a whole bag of meds, and he picks the 2 that aren't likely to kill him. He said he believes it's manipulative. So, my gut was right.
How would you react?