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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2009, 11:31:52 PM »
Just to say I was thinking of you  again tonight. Remember, we are all praying for you and your family.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2009, 06:42:09 AM »
Lord have Mercy on your servants, and grant them the peace from above!

Keep hope alive friend! God will make a way, for all of you.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2009, 11:47:28 AM »
I just wanted to once again thank all of you for the outpouring of prayers, encouragment, and kind words that you have  provided on this thread. You have truely demonstrated Christian Charity. Things often get heated here at OC.net, but when all is said and done, the love of our common Saviour is each member of this forum.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2009, 10:09:51 AM »
UPDATE: Both of my Father and Mother are set up to get regular counseling and have both have  already attended sessions to see their counselors. Thanks be to God.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2009, 11:14:32 AM »
UPDATE: Both of my Father and Mother are set up to get regular counseling and have both have  already attended sessions to see their counselors. Thanks be to God.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2009, 11:20:15 AM »
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2009, 11:43:17 AM »
+Lord have mercy

UPDATE: Both of my Father and Mother are set up to get regular counseling and have both have  already attended sessions to see their counselors. Thanks be to God.

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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2009, 10:39:43 AM »
Papist, is there an update to the situation with your family? I hope all is well.

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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2009, 10:59:58 AM »
Papist, is there an update to the situation with your family? I hope all is well.
Thank so much for asking. My Father and my Mother are both seeing counselors and psychatrists. Unfortunately, from what my Father has shared with me he is not really being honest with his counselors so I fear that he may not be getting the help he needs. I think this dishonesty comes from what ever disorder might be plaguing him. It either causes him to be out of touch with reality, or to be compulisivly dishonest. I continue to pray for him. My mother is working hard with her counselors to overcome this particular episode and she has demonstrated herself to an incredibly strong and faith filled woman. However, it is still hard on her. I worry about their marriage but hope in God's grace. My brothers and sisters are still having a great deal of trouble dealing with my Father because they see what he did as a manipulative act but my mom and I try to remind them that my Father is sick and that it may not have been entirely his fault. I have been staying with them since the event happened in order to help keep the peace but that is wearing on me and I need to move back to my own place really soon. Again, thank you for demonstrating your concern.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2009, 11:09:17 AM »
Papist, is there an update to the situation with your family? I hope all is well.
Thank so much for asking. My Father and my Mother are both seeing counselors and psychatrists. Unfortunately, from what my Father has shared with me he is not really being honest with his counselors so I fear that he may not be getting the help he needs. I think this dishonesty comes from what ever disorder might be plaguing him. It either causes him to be out of touch with reality, or to be compulisivly dishonest. I continue to pray for him. My mother is working hard with her counselors to overcome this particular episode and she has demonstrated herself to an incredibly strong and faith filled woman. However, it is still hard on her. I worry about their marriage but hope in God's grace. My brothers and sisters are still having a great deal of trouble dealing with my Father because they see what he did as a manipulative act but my mom and I try to remind them that my Father is sick and that it may not have been entirely his fault. I have been staying with them since the event happened in order to help keep the peace but that is wearing on me and I need to move back to my own place really soon. Again, thank you for demonstrating your concern.
May God hear your prayers. Lord Have Mercy.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2009, 11:27:06 AM »
Papist, is there an update to the situation with your family? I hope all is well.
Thank so much for asking. My Father and my Mother are both seeing counselors and psychatrists. Unfortunately, from what my Father has shared with me he is not really being honest with his counselors so I fear that he may not be getting the help he needs. I think this dishonesty comes from what ever disorder might be plaguing him. It either causes him to be out of touch with reality, or to be compulisivly dishonest. I continue to pray for him. My mother is working hard with her counselors to overcome this particular episode and she has demonstrated herself to an incredibly strong and faith filled woman. However, it is still hard on her. I worry about their marriage but hope in God's grace. My brothers and sisters are still having a great deal of trouble dealing with my Father because they see what he did as a manipulative act but my mom and I try to remind them that my Father is sick and that it may not have been entirely his fault. I have been staying with them since the event happened in order to help keep the peace but that is wearing on me and I need to move back to my own place really soon. Again, thank you for demonstrating your concern.

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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2009, 01:36:32 PM »
Dear Chris,

Lord have mercy.

I did not know about this incident until Irish Hermit mentioned it on another thread. I am so sorry to hear about these circumstances.  Is there a possibility of finding a good priest who also has counseling credentials?

I know that you and I have butted heads quite often on various forums, but please be assured that my prayers are with you and your family.

Everything is for man to love Christ and all the other problems are taken care of.  (Elder Porphyrios)
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2009, 02:47:58 PM »
Lord have mercy on Papist's parents as they work through this difficult period in their lives.

Amen!

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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2009, 03:51:39 PM »
Dominus vobiscum, Papist, and with you family as well. I hope and pray that things are much better now. May our Blessed Mother, Ever-Virgin Mary, hear all of our prayers and lay them before our Lord's feet. Oremus




 (I know I have read about this long after the fact, but I still want to offer my prayers)
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2009, 04:24:09 PM »
Dear Chris,

Lord have mercy.

I did not know about this incident until Irish Hermit mentioned it on another thread. I am so sorry to hear about these circumstances.  Is there a possibility of finding a good priest who also has counseling credentials?

I know that you and I have butted heads quite often on various forums, but please be assured that my prayers are with you and your family.

Everything is for man to love Christ and all the other problems are taken care of.  (Elder Porphyrios)
Thank you Mickey I really appreciate. I want you to know that although we butt heads on this forum, I still consider you a dear brother in Christ.
The counselor that my mom is seeing a certified counselor that also happens to be a deacon at our Church. My father is less, shall we say, ecclesial so he is seeing a generic Christian counselor.
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Re: My Father tried to commit suicide this weekend
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2009, 09:51:04 PM »
Truly sorry to hear about the problems. Thank you very much for the updates.

May God bless and comfort all your family. May His Divine Wisdom help to overcome all issues.

Lord, have mercy. Dear Jesus, please help this family.
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