I’m a forty-something wife and mother, employed full time.
This is my first blog, precipitated by my googling and not finding something that I could relate to regarding living with a suicidal spouse. This is a place to give myself a voice. It’s also a place to remind me of the good days when things get rough.
I’ve changed the names of all the participants to protect my family’s identity. I’ve named my husband Dave, my daughter–Beth, and I’m going by the name Kate.
Note: Dave always reads the preview version before I publish–making sure that he’s okay with what I’m posting publicly.
Also I apologize that I don’t always respond to reader comments. I accept and welcome comments because I think it’s important to give readers a voice and an opportunity to see that there are others out there living with a suicidal spouse. You are not alone.
If you want more info about this blog–read my “Featured”/ first post called, “Life with a suicidal spouse–Seasons of private heartache” dated 2/20/12–the first/”Featured” post on my home page https://privatepainlivingwithasuicidalspouse.wordpress.com/
Speaking to a professional is one way I’ve taken care of myself (self-care) and I highly encourage it. Options include talking to a psychologist, a marriage and family therapist, or other mental health professional.
Other options include calling the National Crisis Hotline (National 1-800-784-2433/1-800-273-8255), 911, or check yourself/loved one into a hospital to get assessed by a professional.
This blog describes events in my life. Each post is just a snapshot, and cannot capture the nuances of both 1) my experiences and 2) the very important in-session interventions that occurred. It is not meant as a substitute for meeting with a professional.