Attempt suicide and they put you in the state hospital. Escape, it’s more sneaking out and crossing the state line, they let you go.
It worked perfectly. Almost thirty years of obligations and expectations, done. Downed some pills and enough liquor to pass out and panic the wife. Lights, sirens and paramedics swarmed the house.
Couple of nights and it was all behind him; nagging wife, spoiled kids, dead-end job with that idiot boss.
Gone, all of it, he held the holy grail of a clean slate. It was perfect.
So perfect, he met someone new, and got married.