How do you survive suicide? One of the keys to loving your life is being able to face the most difficult things in life and not give up. Francis was suicidal for six months, many years ago. He had a failed relationship with a girl, who got pregnant. She wanted to have the baby and get married, but Francis didn’t want either. When she had an abortion, it destroyed the relationship, and sent him into a six month spiral of contemplating suicide every day.