If you’re cheating on your significant other, you’re doing a bad thing. I’m not going to say that you’re a bad person, but the act of cheating on a person to whom you have made a commitment is inherently wrong, unless you’re in an open relationship or have some sort of “agreement”—but in those cases, you’re not technically cheating.
They say that two wrongs do not make a right, and that is generally true. In this case, another wrong just ruined everything—and people are heartbroken. A young woman killed herself after accidentally telling her boyfriend that she “cheated on him” using the popular social media application Snapchat.
Her name was Charlotte Guy, who was from Wigan, and she was only 17 at the time of her death. Her boyfriend, 20, is named Jack Hurst. After Charlotte accidentally revealed her cheating using Snapchat—she was intending for the message to go to a friend—she sent Jack another message saying goodbye and asking for his forgiveness.
The message that followed was her final message. She told Jack she loved him and said that her knowing that he hates her “is enough”.
The sad thing: Jack didn’t hate her at all. In fact, because he is a decent human being, he called police after receiving her messages and used Snapchat to locate Charlotte. Sadly, the young man was too late. She was found hanged near her college, at which she was studying healthcare.
According to the local coroner, the last couple days of poor Charlotte’s life were “chaotic”.
Jack has gone on the record as saying Charlotte felt that the world “wasn’t meant for her” and was also worried about not making new friends. However, he though she seemed happy and was really enjoying her coursework.
A few days before her death, he visited Charlotte, and that’s when she told him she wanted to take a break.
On the day of her death, which was a Sunday, she contacted Jack via text saying she wanted to talk; he told her that he was busy and would speak with her later. That’s when she accidentally sent the Snapchat message confessing to having slept with someone on Saturday night. Jack didn’t feel like talking, which is completely understandable, and told her to simply message him with what she wanted to say.
Charlotte’s parents admitted that their daughter had to see a mental health professional due to self-harm. They last saw her on the 24th of September. Charlotte had a cup of tea with her parents and left, saying she was going to get stuff from a friend’s house.
We hate having to report on suicides, and our thoughts are obviously with Charlotte’s family and friends. According to the aforementioned coroner, Charlotte “may have been” under the influence of an intoxicant at the time of her death, which might have contributed to a change in behavior and state of mind.
The coroner went on to say that Charlotte seemed to be a “troubled young lady” and was correct in stating the effect Charlotte’s death will have on her family and friends is absolutely “beyond imagination”.
Suicide is a leading cause of death of young people and a matter that absolutely needs to be taken quite seriously. In the United States, there are over 120 suicides every single day. Men die from suicide at more than 3 times the rate women do.
You might think that teenagers kill themselves far more than any age group, but you’d be wrong. Most suicide victims, at least in the United States, are middle-aged men who are Caucasian. The elderly also kill themselves far more often than teenagers do. If you think someone might be in trouble—no matter their age—talk to them and aid them in getting the help they so desperately need.
H/T – Source