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My business is failing.  Every penny I have is tied to that place.  I am married and have 5 kids.  I love my wife- but I have bankrupt our business and we can lose everything.  She knows this.  She is mad.  I am worried she will leave me.   She and my kids are EVERYTHING to me.   She sits- won't talk- just sits and broods.   The pressure is so much.   We are a high profile business and if we close we owe the IRS about $120,000.   They will take everything and then I am sure she will leave.   Plus- we will endure very public humiliation- which I know she will suffer greatly from.   I can barely handle this now.   I look at my sleeping pills in my cabinet.  I look at my kids.  Don't know where to turn
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Profile Photo by HOPE ANGEL24K (63.3k points)   6 11 38
I feel your pain. High return most likely come with high risk.

I don't see the sleeping pills will solve any problem at all. Your business and family need you. What you need is to find ways/help to save your business and also prepare for the worst. Plan ahead of time to mitigate the potential impact.

Don't add more pressure on yourself by "I am sure ..." thoughts. You are not sure. You can still control the outcome, and it may be far better than what you expect ... You need to be calm to make good and informative decisions!

Since it is a high profile business, I am sure many people would not want it to fail. Talk with these stakeholders and let them know what is really going on and ask for help. People prefer more communication (even if it is bad news) than sudden "surprise".

Communicate to all your stakeholders (including your wife and kids). Ask for love, help, and support. You will get them ...

Angels are around!

With my best wishes!
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I understand that your wife is sulking about this, but how would she and the children feel if you took your own life? Wouldn't that just punish them, if not then that is how they would interpret it? It is not your fault about the business. You know, people get so caught up in business and money that it blinds them to the truth. The truth is love. That is all that matters. It sounds a bit 'hippy', but that is a realisation I have come to after being self-indulgent, depending on money, thinking all my problems would go away if I had more money. Money, money, money. What does it mean anyway? Yes, you need security and shelter, food, etc, and I really do understand that your investment in this business is perhaps more personal than just money. The fact is, business = money and money is a necessary evil. It is paper, coins. What makes the world go 'round is relationships, with family, lovers, etc. Love. Not money. You have to, in your own time, come to that realisation. Don't hurt yourself, you are worth more than a death in vain. You seem a very moral, sensitive person, do you think that people who are empathetic and moral deserve death?? No? Then you don't, do you? Don't lose hope, the natural world has a way of working things out just as they are supposed to be. You will surface from this abyss you are in, in whatever way, but stay true to yourself and stay strong and, in your own time, you will come to realise that when one door closes another one opens. Be patient. Trust me, I know  this from personal experience and I am sure that it will come to you.

Lots of love to you, please don't be impulsive and foolish. xxxx
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Dear to whom it concerns think of your kids how they would feel if you took those pills. Yeah your business might be going bad but how much worse for your family if you take those pills. I understand that it would be hard to have all that going on. But have faith because I prayed that you gain all you need.

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