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Old 07-23-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Woman takes her own life after home foreclosed - Boston News, Massachusetts News, Weather & Sports Channel 7News WHDH-TV
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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I don't think it's sad. I have no intention of reading the story.

A person who commits suicide is extremely selfish and self absorbed.

Good riddance.

Harsh, yes. True, yes.

A good friend of mine's husband killed himself in their home exactly 1 year and 3 days ago. He did it in the hallway just outside daughter's rooms. He was upset that his selfish and destructive behavior had his wife thinking of leaving him... at the very least she told him they needed marriage counseling. For this he killed himself.

She's better off. I feel sorry for those left behind, but only a little. Truly they are better off without that person in their lives.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:53 AM
 
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I didn't read the article either. I probably would change the channel if it were on the news. For someone to commit suicide their problems run a lot deeper than a mortgage note.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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I don't think it's sad. I have no intention of reading the story.

A person who commits suicide is extremely selfish and self absorbed.

Good riddance.

Harsh, yes. True, yes.

A good friend of mine's husband killed himself in their home exactly 1 year and 3 days ago. He did it in the hallway just outside daughter's rooms. He was upset that his selfish and destructive behavior had his wife thinking of leaving him... at the very least she told him they needed marriage counseling. For this he killed himself.

She's better off. I feel sorry for those left behind, but only a little. Truly they are better off without that person in their lives.
To say good riddance is just uncalled for! Someone that goes to that extreme may be selfish but is also overwhelmed and sees no way out. I find your comment repulsive. Harsh - yes. True - yes
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: occupied east coast
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I was once involved in a case where a young man took his life after breaking up with his girlfriend.

Sad but true.

Some people are just not prepared to deal with life. What should the rest of us do, insulate these people from any form of disappointment.

The sad part is these people have always been with us and always will be. You can attach any trigger event you like to what caused the suicide.

But ultimately, whether it was this event or another yet to come, it is likely that the suicide would have occurred.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Some people have low tipping points. My heart goes out to her family.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:58 AM
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If you read the article you will find that the woman displayed more aspects
of OCD and martrydom than despondency. She not only FAXed the mortgage company ahead of time threatening them that "when they showed up to foreclose on the home, they would find her dead", but she also gave specific instructions that "family members to take the insurance money and pay off the debt." In addition, the husband stated she did all the bills and he hadn't the slightest idea they were having financial problems.

My point is that while the mortgage debt may have been the catalyst, this woman had significant mental health problems prior to the foreclosure and had not developed any communication/support within her relationship with her husband. The newspaper appears to be using a sad isolated incident to sensationalize the foreclosure/housing problem.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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She is an idiot... life insurance policies do NOT pay for suicide... she died for NOTHING... people who contemplate suicide always take things personally, they think the world revolves around them and when they die, the world moves on... its sad that suicidal people don't realize their lives are not "that" important... its sad but people move on...
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Florida
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She is an idiot... life insurance policies do NOT pay for suicide... she died for NOTHING... people who contemplate suicide always take things personally, they think the world revolves around them and when they die, the world moves on... its sad that suicidal people don't realize their lives are not "that" important... its sad but people move on...
Although the rest of your post is worth ignoring the bolded part is simply not always true.
Many policies do pay and some have only a 2 year restriction
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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If you read the article you will find that the woman displayed more aspects
of OCD and martrydom than despondency. She not only FAXed the mortgage company ahead of time threatening them that "when they showed up to foreclose on the home, they would find her dead", but she also gave specific instructions that "family members to take the insurance money and pay off the debt." In addition, the husband stated she did all the bills and he hadn't the slightest idea they were having financial problems.

My point is that while the mortgage debt may have been the catalyst, this woman had significant mental health problems prior to the foreclosure and had not developed any communication/support within her relationship with her husband. The newspaper appears to be using a sad isolated incident to sensationalize the foreclosure/housing problem.
That's just typical of the media - I think that they only want to sell newspapers and get ratings than to actually report the whole truth. So much of what they say is just partial truths that it's a wonder why I don't really "read" the newspaper anymore. I just scan it.
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