Being asked an impossible question

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BrokenPen
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Being asked an impossible question

Postby BrokenPen » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:18 pm

In the various forum posts that I've made here about my girlfriend and how she has depression and possibly bi-polar, whenever she gets like this she often asks me a question that is both unfair and impossible to answer.

The question she asks me is, "with someone suffering as much as I am, would it not be merciful of me to die to end my pain and suffering?"

I know this is an unfair and impossible question because I can't answer it either way.

If I say "yes" then I'm condoning her wish for her life to end.

If I say "no" then she would ask me, "then you want to see me continue to suffer?"

How can one answer such a question when both outcomes are terrible?

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