Dear Abby: Family struggles to unite following suicide attempt

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DEAR ABBY: A year ago my sister "Jan" started dating this guy, "Miles," who soon moved in with her. Everyone in our family was welcoming until she started telling us their problems. We thought things between them had improved, but recently Jan tried to take her own life because she could no longer handle the stress.

I admit I had distanced myself from her before this tragedy happened. I haven't forgiven him, but I realize she's old enough to make her own decisions and will continue to do what she wants with whom she wants.

I now tolerate Miles because I don't want to push her away. I almost lost her once in a terrible way, and I refuse to lose her in any other way again.