Do men going through MLC commit suicide?
(Life goes on...... Apart.)
My estranged husband has threatened suicide. He has told me he has a gun and he's come close several times shooting himself. I called his son, the one he is suppose to be staying with & let him know Tony was talking suicide. He told me not to worry about him doing such a thing. My husband was never one to consider such a thing. He loves himself too much & his drug habit. I think he has been saying such a thing to play on my emotions. Hoping I will take him back after leaving me 5 months ago because he felt guilty for having an affair. I can not & will not take him back. He has hurt me too bad in more ways than one. We had been together for nearly 17 years, married 15 & a half years. He's 56 & I'm 41. He's wild & preferred to be around younger people. Always wanting to party. I like a quiet life, homebody house mouse type. I loved this man so, I don't understand why he threw it all away. Now, he has gotten himself deep in debt since he left me. He says he knows he's made a mistake with her & wants me back... Since he has walked out the door all I been doing is learning to let him ago & finding out the mistakes I made with him so I can be a better person & a better wife if I choose to remarry after our divorce. I cried & begged for him to not leave me when he tortured me for months threatening to leave.
What should I do? I've let a couple of his family members know the state he's in, but they seem to think he will be okay.
It sounds to me as though you are doing the right thing... moving on with your life without him.
Some men do commit suicide during a midlife crisis, and some addicts to commit suicide, buy many simply threaten it. Either way, there is not likely much you can do about it.