Lisa Marie Presley opens up for the first time since losing her son

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Lisa Marie Presley is talking about her journey through bereavement in this video.

In a new essay that she published on Tuesday in honor of “National Grief Awareness Day,” Presley discusses the death of her son Benjamin Keough, who was 27 years old when he took his own life in 2020.

“The death of my husband absolutely blew and shattered the life that my three girls and I had led up until that point. This is our home and we do not leave.

“In spite of what some people or our culture would have us believe or believe we should believe, grief is something that will follow you around for the rest of your life and you will have no choice but to take it with you. It is not possible to “move on” or “get over” something that has happened to you. Period.”

Grief, according to Presley, is “very lonely,” and she writes that just “a handful” of people normally keep in contact to offer continuous support to a friend or family member who has experienced a traumatic loss. Presley’s words capture the essence of grief well.

“Sadly, that is a reality check for the vast majority of people. Call everyone you know who has experienced the loss of a loved one, regardless of how long it has been since the tragedy occurred, and inquire about how they are coping with the loss. Go pay them a visit. They will appreciate it more than you could ever imagine, both now and in the future.

Presley claims that being with other people who have experienced similar adversity has been a source of solace for her.

“Support groups that have experienced the same type of loss as you have in common. I travel to them, and I also host them at my house for surviving parents of children who have died “Presley is the author.”

“While nothing and I mean nothing at all, can take away the agony, finding support can often help you feel a little bit less alone.”

Presley says her daughters keep her going.

Presley says in the letter, “I keep going for my girls.” “I carry on because my son made it very obvious in the final moments of his life that taking care of his younger sisters and watching out for them was at the very top of his list of concerns and in the very front of his thoughts at that time. They had an undying adoration for both him and for them.”


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