Mom set to kill herself.

United States
April 14, 2008 2:12am CST
My mother has COPD, diabetes, bipolar, anti social disorder as well as other problems. She does not take care herself. She smokes about 2 cartons of ciggerates a week and can barely walk around anymore without getting out of breath. I have discussed with her my reasoning on the situation. stop smoking and get healthier but her moto is she'll do what she wants til she dies. What would you do in such a situation? How can i convince her that she has things to live for?
5 responses
@bradhart (659)
• United States
15 Apr 08
the answer is live your life and let her live hers. You can't change her only yourself. if she doesn't give a damn about dying quit being selfish and let her do it. When people like you believe others have reasons to live, it is because you are too afraid to live without the person. Grow up and take care of your life.
@wnbwnbwnb (427)
• China
15 Apr 08
Actually,I can understand your worry about your mother.And if I were you,I would ask her to quit all these terrible things and live in a healthy way. However,I must say that if I were her,I would consist on doing what I want to do.No matter good or not.You know, life should be led by one's own heart,and if she really enjoy that,then why not let her go?After all,this is her life,and she only has one life time,so let her choose her interests is that matters!
@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
14 Apr 08
COPD is a very hard thing to live with not to mention adding the rest to it. I am sure she is depressed and scared and you may talk to her doctor about it to see if he can help more on her disorders. I know my dad isn't big on going to the doctor and hadn't since I lost my mom. One day I finally said to him you know dad my girls have lost 2 grandparents already in their young life it isn't fair that they have to go through that heart break. I told him that he had to go to the doctor so that he doesn't hurt them by dying. It must have worked as a slap in the face cause he did go to the doctor. Thank goodness because he found out he had diabetes. So figure out something she really loves like grandchildren. Tell her that what she is doing is going to hurt them. It might help.
• India
14 Apr 08
Im sorry to hear about your mom, but you gotta tell her that you love her and need her, though she has many ailments, life cud b healthier n better if she stopped and she shud do it right away...well have you tried therapy or counselling?
• China
14 Apr 08
I suggest you to find the reason why she hates herself (she may not realise that),then you may have the key to open her mind and give her a hand. good luck!