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How to Break Up With Someone Who Is Threatening Suicide

Posted on :2012-10-31 in

Sometimes love-relationships can take a dangerous turn, especially when you wish to break free from the one you have shared a love bond for long.

It might so happen that you decide to end the relationship with your long-time boyfriend or girlfriend and the news for breaking up is not taken in the right manner. If your lover has threatened about taking extreme steps like committing suicide on the news of break-up then it might become extremely difficult for you to handle the situation.

If so is the case then you can learn some effective tips from here to help ease the breaking up process with your lover without feeling guilty for arousing suicidal feelings in your boy/girl.

Suicide threat given out of stress

When your boyfriend/girlfriend threatens to commit suicide on hearing your decision to part ways with him then be empathetic towards him. Try and understand that the threat is an aftereffect of the mental and emotional stress that has been caused upon him by your decision to end the relationship. A lot of people are unable to bear the stress of breaking free from a love relationship and hence they threaten to take dire consequences till the other person is forced to retract the decision to call off the relationship. Try and ease the stress by talking to him in a polite and gentle manner.
 

How to Break Up With Someone Who Is Threatening Suicide

Suicide as a means to frighten one into compliance

Threat of committing suicide is used as pressure tactics to force you to change your stance of ending the relationship. Your boyfriend/girlfriend does not want to break free from the relationship but when he/she comes to know that you are firm on your stand then forceful tricks might be used to regain control of the situation that has gone out of his/her hand. The sense of losing a control over you will make him come up with the threat to commit suicide as a way to scare you into compliance. 

Calm his/her nerves

The news of breaking up can cause the other person to lose his/her control, especially if breakup was least expected thing from you. However, you need to understand his/her situation and deal with the sensitive situation at hand in a very gentle manner. Avoid losing your calm as it will worsen the situation further. Retain your composure and try to soften down your boyfriend/girlfriend when he/she threatens to commit suicide.

Explain the futility of taking a suicidal action

You can very well understand that the person with whom you have been in a loving relationship once has not taken very well to the news of breaking up and hence is threatening to commit suicide. Therefore, it will not be a good thing on your part if you just walk away from him/her after conveying your decision to end the relationship. Be sympathetic and sit with him/her explaining the reasons why you feel that this relationship has no future. Talking it out can help him/her understand that the breakup is for the good of both of you.
 

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