HazardofLove wrote:I understand, and thank you for your honesty. I'm just jumpy because once he gave me five minutes to text him and give him one good reason that he would accept that he shouldn't kill his entire family right then. I called him and talked him down, and he was completely fine a few hours later, and lately he's been threatening to kill himself a lot, which I'm starting to realize is probably for my attention.
I can't say I know exactly how he feels, but I don't think it's just for attention, either. Personally, when I act that way... Well, sure, I want attention, but that's not all
I'm after. Even if I don't come right out and say it, it also means I want to talk about how I'm feeling at that time--I want to be asked why I feel that way.
I guess, in general, I often try to lead people into behaving the way I want instead of just coming out and asking. That seems to be what he's doing there. Also, you're right that if he just wanted to go through with it, he wouldn't talk to you about it. That doesn't mean you can be careless, though. He's likely being more or less honest about his feelings.