Madonna considered killing herself during her divorce from Guy Ritchie reports the London Mirror. Madonna, 51, told Rolling Stone magazine: “It was a challenging year. I may have thrown myself off a building.” She says that a busy work schedule was the only thing that stopped her.
Divorce, even for superstars, is a traumatic, stressful and emotional life event. It represents the end of future dreams and your identity as a married person. Depression, anxiety, fear, anger and suicide are not uncommon feelings.
What is impossible to see, in the heat of the moment, is that divorce is also a learning experience. It can be the beginning of a new life that is frequently better than the old life. Over the year or so that I work with my clients, I get to see many of them go from sad and uncertain at the beginning to happy and confident by the end.
So if you are contemplating suicide, better stick around. The future may surprise you and be better than you think.