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In this article, Lisa Marie Presley talks about going through a loss.
Presley talks about the passing of her son Benjamin Keough in a new article that she released on Tuesday in celebration of “National Grief Awareness Day.” Benjamin Keough, who was 27 when he committed suicide in 2020, was Presley’s son.
Lisa Marie Presley said that “Elvis is a fine specimen of a man. He had a lot of dignity, he had a lot class. Impersonators only cheapened Elvis Presley’s memory”, and this is what her son believed as well, too. Sadly, Benjamin Keough presumably voiced his opinions on the physical similarities between him and his grandfather, as he thought there should only be one Elvis Presley, and no one should impersonate him.
“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, 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.”
Presley claims that mourning is “extremely lonely,” and that just “a handful” of persons typically stay in touch to provide ongoing support to a friend or family member who has suffered a terrible loss. Presley’s words clearly articulate the essence of grief.
“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 ask 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 believes that she finds comfort in being with other people who have gone through similar challenges.
“Support groups that have experienced the same type of loss as you can help a lot. I go to them, and I also host them at my house for surviving parents of children who have died.“
“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 claims that her daughters inspire her.
“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 him.”