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Ask Carolyn: June 21, 2018

Carolyn Woodruff
Dear Readers,

Today’s second Ask Carolyn addresses separation as a potential tipping point for suicide and discusses the recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, both of whom were separated from their spouses.

Dear Carolyn,

I am in the midst of a divorce, and I am devastated, alone and constantly depressed. I lost my best friend, my buddy. I didn’t see it coming. We were married 20 years and we have a child now in her teens. I have struggled with depression since I was a teen, but this is about the most I can take and I’m not sure about that. Maybe I should just end it all. I have a few friends but I don’t think anyone knows. I can turn on that “bubbly” factor when I am out and about on occasion. It’s the voice in my head that I cannot deal with, and I feel tired all the time. I am 56 years-of-age.

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