I have heard that some people
want to commit suicide to be with a loved one who has died.
Depending on a person's beliefs about death
and "the" afterlife, I could understand this kind
of thinking. But we also need to ask ourselves about our beliefs
about life and living.
In order to think it through we might ask
- Would the person who died want you to
to end your life - to be with him or her
Think of it in reverse.
- If you were to die first, would you want your loved one
to commit suicide to be with you in an afterlife ?
As an example, my husband has made it very
clear that he absolutely does not want this
for me and he makes me promise. He wants
me to live on and be happy and make the most of the rest of
my life if we are separated by death. I would want the
same for him. As long as I am taking my supplements and
they are still working for me, I am sure I can keep my promise.
Other thoughts to consider:
My hubby reminded me of this one: Whatever
is over there on the other side, time doesn't matter. If
our loved ones are somewhere in an afterlife, they are in no
And, some fears can be healthy: We still
really don't know if we would end up in the same afterlife
- if the modes of death were different i.e. natural death -vs-