My ex threatened to kill herself the first three times I tried to break up with her. She trapped me in an emotionally abusive relationship bc I thought she might actually do it— no matter that she completely degraded me in between. People using suicide as a weapon happens, even if it’s inconvenient for everyone else’s narrative


there are a lot of rl accounts of people threatening suicide or undergoing masochistic self harm rituals to emotionally manipulate a person into doing what they want. most of the time, if a person is using it as a weapon, they aren’t going to go through with it, but the threat of it is enough to make a more empathetic person stay in really really toxic situation. 

surprise manipulative, shitty people do manipulative, shitty things. Including stuff that might be inconvenient on a wider scale than just the person they’re targeting