Don’t Kill Yourself Over Money

Killing yourself because you have money problems is crazy.  Don’t do it!

The latest financially related suicide was the Real Househusband of Beverly Hills, Russell Armstrong.  He was estranged from his wife Taylor, and was experiencing financial problems.  So how did he solve his problems? By hanging himself.  Great choice.  Not.

Look at Bernie Madoff’s poor son Mark.  He hung himself too.  He did it in his Soho loft, with his young son sleeping nearby.  Oy.  I guess hanging is popular among the financial set.  Not nearly as messy as shooting.

I am here to tell you not to kill yourself because you are having financial problems.  I speak from experience here.  One of my friends tried to kill herself a few years ago because she had sunk into financial quicksand and couldn’t figure out how to get out.  She was choking, literally, her phone ringing incessantly with creditors.  She was having relationship issues too.  Add a touch of depression and you have a formula for suicide.

My friend was able to borrow some money, interest free.  She began to take an anti-depressant too.  Today she is very much alive and loving life.  She is in love with a wonderful man.  She is actually the happiest I have ever seen her, and we have been friends for a very long time.  She is not nearly as rich as she once was, but she is much happier.  Buying jewelry and expensive shoes ended up not to be the answer to what was missing in her life.

Money really doesn’t matter people.  I am not talking about homeless people here, but I am talking about those of us who get way too caught up in what we have and what our friends and neighbors have.  There are so many things that matter more than money. Here are a few:

Love,

Family,

Health,

Laughter,

Friends,

Children,

Beaches,

Sunsets,

Rainbows, and

Puppies,

Just to name a few.

Don’t kill yourself.  There is a quote that sums it up perfectly: Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  Talk to someone you love and trust if you are unhappy.  Call a suicide hotline if you feel like you have nobody you can confide in.  Go to a therapist and get some medication — I have watched so many people’s lives transform once they have found the right drug to alleviate their stress, anxiety and depression.  There are solutions to your problems, even if you don’t feel that way.

Money is not worth dying about.  Very little is.

Life is great if you let it be.  Don’t worry about what you don’t have.  Focus on what you do have.  Sometimes a Gratitude List is in order.  Sit and write down the things that you are thankful for (see above list for some ideas).  Try to see the glass as half full rather than half empty.

Cheers.

 

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About mallorylayne

midlife mom seeking meaning for the rest of her life.
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2 Responses to Don’t Kill Yourself Over Money

  1. Lorrie says:

    Love your blog, you, the boyfriend, your children and your dog!
    Thank you for being an amazing friend.

  2. jeff says:

    Suicide is also a tremendously selfish act to family and friends.

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