Talking with an old acquaintance today who is down and approaching her 33rd birthday is comtemplainting suicide. I listened, as I thought it would be against her benefit to lecture her about suicide.
She shared with me that her life is not satisfiying. I know that she has done many things well, and is a firm believer in God. She just feels that life isn’t measuring up that what she wants it to be. On top of that, she is very very lonely. I know she is good person, does right if she can but frustrated by the lack of love, family connections and friends in her life. IMO I think she’s done the best that she can, from what she knows as I consider her to be rather wise. But I was lost as to what to say and do.
The converstion left me feeling helpless in the sense that what can you say to someone who you can empathize with about these situations? She is contemplating killing herself on her birthday as she will have no one to spend it with(remember no friends).
Is it wrong/right to say enough is enough and check out because you’ve done all you thought you could? I realize that suicide is selfish, but is it that selfish to keep on living when it’s painful?
Thoughts please because I would love to give her some other point of view. I guess I’m a sucker for hope.