One of my friends asked to have the following posted anonymously.
I know your considered responses will be greatly appreciated.There's a couple John and Natalie (not real names). Although John is a straightforward guy there are a few things Natalie does not like about John, and so they have issues frequently. Natalie often threatens suicide if John does not act according to her wish (like giving her more time and attention, etc). According to John he saved her from a few suicide attempts. She may have some mental problems but not diagnosed and she refuses to see a doctor or counselor. Her mood/personality change abruptly, and sometimes she gets violent. John has tried a lot to keep the marriage but now he is fed up and thinks he can no longer stay with her, but still he has hesitations to file a divorce. The problem is if John files a divorce Natalie may be so depressed that she may really attempt a suicide. Question is: will John be morally responsible? Another question is: Being close to John, I know him and I feel his problem, and I suggest him to file divorce. Is it morally okay to encourage John to leave/divorce Natalie?