Have there been a point in your life when you wanted to give up?

@inkyuboz (1365)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
December 18, 2012 8:00am CST
I mean, have you ever had so many problems and thought of ending your life right there and then? Yes, life is precious and you'll never ever know the repercussions of you ending your life. But have you ever had that one weak moment when you made a decision to just give up? If so, how did you overcome it? What made you hesitate to do so?
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@ddaguno (3107)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Thankfully, no. I've had problems and I still do but there's always something to look forward to. Something that lifts up my spirit. I have found it very helpful to count my blessings
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@celticeagle (124657)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Dec 12
Yes, a couple of times. I worked it through in my head and always came to the realization that my I couldn't do that to my family. It would be horrible to leave them with the after math of something like that. And after a while things did look different and I was able to get through it.
@Dominique25 (9471)
• United States
18 Dec 12
I think that a lot of us would say that at some point in our life we have felt that way. I guess for me overcoming that time period was about taking things one day at a time. Things were so hard in my life that I felt that that was all I could do. Just take things very slowly. I also found it helpful to be around a lot of friends and not to isolate myself.
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@mariaperalta (19086)
• Mexico
18 Dec 12
Ive always felt I was a stong person.. but the last week to ten days. many things in my life have change. I lost several online friends from another site.. my family has decided not to come from usa to mexico for xmas. Which means Ill be here all alone. my dad is moving back here, but he has put it off for 6 more months. My son is in usa with his dad. I have felt last week, like its time to give up. i cant handle stress very well. Not sure what to do. Take care...
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
19 Dec 12
I think it is normal to feel that way sometimes. It is how you act on it that matters though. I think that from these moments we can gain strength. It gets easier to not be in that place where you feel like giving up. Maybe it just takes some time to get used to the fight. I have always been the optimist and that has been my weapon. Thinking of the things I have to go on for has helped during weak moments too. I have also forced change in my life even when I knew it would not be a pleasant time until later.
@sender621 (14923)
• United States
18 Dec 12
I have been fortunate to want to give up on anything in life. I hope that i never reach a low point like that. i hope I always feel that there is sonethubg to live fot.
• United States
18 Dec 12
I went as far as I could a few times. I woke up once and was in darkness and I took a bottle of pills and my man woke up and saw me. He got as many pills out of my mouth as he could and rushed me to the hospital. they kept me 8 hours and he sat right by my side. they put me in the hospital for 14 days and I felt better. I tried it three more times and I am still here to tell about it. I would not want to leave my mother like that but,when the darkness comes I can't help it.
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
yes there was time that i wanted tow giveup but not to the extend to end my life,thats too pathetic. Thats what you called life we have to experience pain and it will mold us to be good person. onereason to continue is that our family.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Yes , so many times but thanks God , still i am here writing. Sometimes when it is too much and you feel like life doesn't make sense at all , this tires me so much that i don't have plans for tomorrow anymore. But thankfully , i got strong anchor , still i was able to survive. This is never good and never Godly , that why i always condemned this when it visits me. Life may not be beautiful to us but et us live with it for the sake of our beloved and to God.
@jengoss (145)
• United States
18 Dec 12
I have thought about life in that way at some point in the past. I realized that my kids deserve more than that. I have been through the difficulty of losing my husband and know what me and my kids went through when it happened. I also know what his family went through and all the people that it affected and how miserable it made everyone. It is something that a family will never get over. They learn to live with that person being gone, but can never really get over what happened. Life may throw lots of difficult things out there for you to deal with, but there is always a better way to deal with it. I always told myself, that I may end my problems, but that doesn't do anything good for my kids or my family. I have learned that life will get better and that it is full of obstacles. Ending my life will never be an option because of the pain it would cause for others around me. I have learned to love life and just take it day by day.
@sjvg1976 (26016)
• Delhi, India
18 Dec 12
Hello Inky, I never had such instance in my life. I always enjoy my life and i really feel upset for people who think so. One must fight with the life and should never give up. One should be brave enough to fight with the difficulties in life.