Angry and suicide talk in front of child

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Anonymous asked 3 years ago
Today was a really hard day and I got angry about a bunch of things. 
I was upset at my husband and our child was in another room. 
I said something like “if no one cares or wants to listen to me then I should just kill myself.” and my child heard and is now upset. 
I feel bad because I said it but it was how I felt and I have a hard time controlling my emotions and I lash out.
I don’t want to kill myself but am so upset and confused that I actually believe it, but I would never go through with it. It is not a lie or a fake out but I really feel that way when I am saying it. 
I talked to my child and told them I would never want to be away from them and wouldn’t kill myself but that I say things when I’m angry and sad and have to be more careful. 
I feel bad and like a bad example to my child. 

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Anonymous answered 3 years ago
It is ok and good that you understand and want to be a good example to your son. Because you can see that your behavior isn’t nice you can find way to make it better by talking to him or write a note to say how you feel. I did it with my son who is 16 and he was very compasionate and we talked. This was 2 yrs ago and it is better for us. When I am angry he understands and I will go into a room by myself or my car and I will sing or color until I feel better. 

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