We had a get-together of friends from university at our house this weekend. It was lovely. We all said how nice it was that everything goes back to how it was even though we hadn't seen each other for so long. The others got pissed, the kids played nicely and we even all went for a run on the Sunday morning.
One friend has had a hard time of it lately. She got caught playing away, and had a stressful separation from her husband. Her kids resent her for what they see as ruining their lives and their father's life. We all talked about it and she seemed ground down, but not desperate. When I drove her back to the station she was smiling and happy on the surface.
She had a row with her new boyfriend last night which was so loud it woke the neighbours. He stormed out, then went back and found her hanging. She's in ICU in an induced coma and don't know whether she'll make it, or how injured she might be if she does.
Does anyone have any experience of this? I want to be there for her and her family but I don't know what to do or what to say. It's just all so utterly dreadful.