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A Husband's Suicide

The Dividing Line chapter

By Jeanne Moren

This writing is one chapter from a book titled The Dividing Line. The book was written over a number of years and reflects on the passage of time since the death of the author’s husband in 1974. It addresses some of the issues that survivors might encounter.

Read the chapter here.


09/06/2015 at 9:03 AM
My husband of almost 13 years took his own life just 10 days ago. We didn't have any problems in our marriage, no financial burdens, no problems at work(which he loved) and he loved life more than anyone I know (he had a child-like enthusiasm). There was no apparent reason for him to shoot himself, so the "why" is foremost in my mind every second of the day. we have two small daughters whom he loved more than anything. Trying to explain to them is complicated by the fact that I have no answers myself. How do I teach them to cope when I can't understand it myself. I have an amazing group of family and friends around me almost constantly but still feel so alone. And everyone tells me that it will get easier but as the days pass, it just seems to be getting worse. I struggle to even breathe at moments. My grief is consuming me. I feel as though I'm drowning and can't do anything about it. I am completely devastated and crushed because I know he loved me and I know that he knew I loved him. I can't seem to put all of these things together and come up with why he decided to leave me and our children like this. I also feel like my future is just gonna be 30-40 years of waiting on my own death so I can reunite with my love.
04/11/2015 at 9:07 PM
My husband killed himself nearly 8 weeks ago. I just keep counting the days and I'm still waiting for him to come home. My heart is so broken and the pain is unbearable. The image of finding him just replays over and over in my mind. If only i would have gotten up early with him....the what ifs drive me crazy. I just keep praying for him to visit me in a dream and for God to bring me some comfort and peace. I love you and miss you so much Larry.
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