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Love someone enough to let them be angry with you


March 18, 2020

By Rich Jespersen

She was on her phone and crying very hard, saying, “Don’t hang up! Don’t hang up!” Then, she began to punch in a phone number and listen, saying, “Oh, no! Oh, no! Answer your phone. Answer your phone.”

I asked what was wrong. Through her sobs, she told me she was trying to get through to her boyfriend who had just said he was going to kill himself. Then he had hung up and wasn’t answering his phone anymore.

I immediately said, “I’m going to call 911 and report a potentially imminent suicide. What’s your boyfriend’s name and address?”

At that point...

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