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Pair of life coaches commit suicide - Ultimate irony?


Fish Food
Jun 21, 2011
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This is sad, strange, ironic and tragic. Apparently they were a common-law married couple who had a radio show about living life to its fullest instead of giving in to suicide. There was a reference to the "pain" the wife was in but not what it was (cancer, depression, etc).

[URL=http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/06/us/new-york-life-coaches-suicide/index.html?hpt=hp_t3]CNN[/URL] said:
New York (CNN) -- Two life coaches who hosted a radio show called "The Pursuit of Happiness" apparently committed suicide together in their Brooklyn apartment, police said.

Motivational speaker John Littig, 48, and his common-law psychotherapist wife, Lynne Rosen, 46, were found with plastic bags over their heads and a tube attached to a canister of helium, according to police.
Two suicide notes were found, police said.

The manager of the building, Hasan Boztepe, 51, said he smelled a strong odor coming from the apartment and broke down the door Monday morning after no one answered his repeated knocks.

He found the bodies sitting on a couch, holding hands. The canister with an open valve was on Rosen's right, he said.

Boztepe said he also found two suicide notes, one apparently written by a man and one by a woman.

In the man's note, Boztepe remembered the words: "I can't take it anymore, my wife is in too much pain."

"I was shocked. I am still in shock. I feel so bad for these people," Boztepe said.

He said he knew the couple and stopped by the apartment last week to fix something for Littig. "He walked me to the door and said 'thank you very much.' He was a very nice guy -- and a couple of days later, this."
The couple's radio show, "The Pursuit of Happiness," on WBAI-99.5 FM focused on "personal development, growth and creativity" according to their website. It was an hourlong show airing every other Thursday afternoon.

"RIP Lynne Rosen + John Littig. Partners on air and in life," the station posted Thursday on Facebook and Twitter.

The couple also led a life coaching consulting company, Why Not Now, offering coaching "designed to help foster and encourage your inner strengths," and "put you confidently on the path to designing the life you've always wanted to live," according to their website.

"You should try to do something that scares you every day," Littig said on a show in February.

"People really need to try to implement that into their lives," Rosen later added. "Even if it is small things and it feels scary; but it's a small step and it moves you forward toward your real self."
“Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.”


wow thats really messed up, it must have been something really awful for them ignore their own advice and do this
I've heard that joke before. It's true enough.
Aw, that's really sad. I feel absolutely awful whenever someone commits suicide, just thinking of what could possibly drive them over the edge.
I was wondering where the irony was, but then I realized it read "coaches," not "roaches."
Aw, that's really sad. I feel absolutely awful whenever someone commits suicide, just thinking of what could possibly drive them over the edge.

1 person commiting suicide is sad....2 people conspiring to commit suicide is a whole nother level of whack jobery.

In other news....2 life coaches forfit the game, there were no winners.
(except news media selling advertisments)
It says the guys note says - "I can't take it anymore, my wife is in too much pain."

Makes you wonder if she had cancer or something.

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