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    Reasons To Live

    Obviously I'm feeling a little down today, but instead of naming all the reasons I don't want to live, I thought it would be better to name all the reasons I have to live. It's easier to find reasons not to, so this may be a challenge.

    Hopefully when others are feeling the same way they can come here and think of reasons to live too. At least try dealing with their feelings in a different way.Who knows,maybe it will work.

    Reasons to live:

    -My husband would be so devastated if I wasn't around
    -My dogs would surely miss me

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    -My husband and kids would probably blame themselves and spend the rest of their lives feeling guilty and wondering what they could have/should have done differently. I would never​ want them to feel that way.

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    The timing of this thread is perfect. For the first time in years I'm having thoughts of suicide again.

    i guess I wouldn't want to devastate my mom. I know she would have a hard time with it.

    and I know my problems aren't so big they can't be worked on.

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    The reasons to live are many and very depending on each person's situation, but the main reason for living is that by living there is hope for finding a solution for the cause of the current crisis,

    Life offers the love of those who are dear to us, and as you have correctly stated, L_I_T, the emotional devastation caused by suicide on those left behind is worse than just about anything they might have to endure.

    Truly, your family is your reason to live, and should remain the focus of your thinking, despite the distorted thoughts that may try interfere with your rational thoughts.

    Thank you for sharing your reasons to live!

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    I'm not feeling suicidal right now,I'm just feeling a bit down,and thought maybe posting here would help.

    Reasons to live:

    Things aren't always going to be the way they are now.Change takes time.I just need to be patient.

    I want to reach my goals.I can't do that if I'm not here.

    I do have people that love me and care about me.Sometimes it feels like nobody does,but they do.

    There are alot of things I would like to do and places I want to go.

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    My kitten would really miss me and be lost without me if I was gone.She depends on me.

    I think my therapist would maybe be upset if I was gone and maybe even would wonder if he didn't do his job right.I wouldn't want him to question himself about it.

    Its possible that life won't always be the way it is.Its a little hard to imagine any different but it is possible.

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    I have been in a slump the past month as I have my hands in too many pies and there's still more to do. However, during times when I have considered cashing in my chips, my thoughts turn immediately to my teenage son. He would never understand why his mom would do something so devastating to him. It would literally rock the foundation of his soul. Moreover, my husband, who has walked with me for a long time would never be okay without me. He has been my rock through so much. Thus, I have to keep hanging on.

    And, my long time therapist would be crushed. I could not disappoint her.
    Jesse

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    i do not want to pass the suicidal trait on to my grandchildren or my children
    i know someone would blame themselves if i left even if i left a note saying it was no ones fault it was just because i could not fight any longer
    i cannot i just cannot let the ones that harm win i cannot let them win
    that being said on those dark days it is so hard to stay so very hard
    Words always stay inside ones soul

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    I suppose my husband and kids would probably be upset if I wasn't around even though I am sure they would be better off in the long run without me.

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    I want to keep swimming in the sea..literally, it is so beautiful here now, there is so much piece in being around water and in being awfully far from all my struggles. I love beaches way too much. feeling careless and free...

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    Re: Reasons To Live

    Because this is my life and my journey, with all its twists and turns and rainbows and rain.

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