4 groups of Greek & Danish women (2 married & 2 unmarried) who attempted suicide were studied. The focus of the study was the quality of the women’s relationships with their husbands or boyfriends & the significance of these relationships to the women’s suicide attempts. Most of the women had very poor relationships. A high degree of psychological & physical violence was found in all 4 groups. Some of the women attempted suicide after unsuccessful attempts to change or to leave the relationship.