Year: 1990 Source: Wellesley, Massachusetts: Work in Progress, The Stone Center, Wellesley College, no.46, (1990). 11p. SIEC No: 19910581

Examines gender differences in patterns of attempted & completed suicide in the context of the centrality of relational processes in women’s development. Many women’s attempts reflect a reaching out to engage meaningfully with others & to repair relational disconnections, while completed suicide seems to reflect a conviction that there is & will be no hope for meaningful human connection. The quality of mutually empathic connection in the therapeutic relationship is emphasized.