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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. To reach the author or request a copy of the book at no charge please email:


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03/20/2015 at 3:18 PM
My husband of 36yrs died by suicide 10/22/14. Personally I think he died on the 21st, but the 22nd was when they found him. Such a lonely death. It breaks my heart over and over. I turn to my dead husband's words in the last year of his life, words that I didn't understand when he was alive, but now they ring true for what he was planning: Life isn't short enough for some people. That is what he would say. And I would always respond - well, it's just not long enough for me. When it's my time to go, I will ask for more time, hang on with bloody fingernails for another breath. All the while, he was secretly planning an exit, planning an out. I am sorry for all of us who have lost a husband in this manner. They should still be here, every single one of them. Peace...
11/05/2014 at 5:46 PM
My husband committed suicide while in county jail in July 2014. I have spent the past 3 months consumed with getting all the reports,scene pictures, his property ECT. Now I've run out of things to focus my energy on. The emotional yo-to is killing me. The why, how could he leave me, why wasn't my love enough, how will I ever feel whole again? My heart hurts so bad. How do I go on without him? My world is so dark. His pain us over, what did I do so bad for him to leave me alone to go through life without him?
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