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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Suicide
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Suicide Attempt [posted 11/3/98]
Answer:Anti-freeze usually causes renal failure and occasional blindness. He will need to be on dialysis temporarily(possibly permanent depending on the dosage and the time lag), but should survive with impaired function.
Answer: One of the major attributes of a co-dependent personality is the ability to feel that anotherís actions are in their control, or that they are responsible for other's actions. You have no more ability to "cause" your fiancee to attempt suicide than you do to cause me to attempt suicide. Your fiancee is responsible for his actions-you are responsible for yours. Do not be "blackmailed" with this type of behavior. It is the start of a disaster in a relationship. I suspect that your fiancee is deeply and continually depressed. I would recommend further counseling for him and if he is resistant take that as a warning for your long term relationship. If he admits his problems and seeks help there may be potential for your relationship. None that I'm aware of ;but, you can't argue with success.