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Melissa Etheridge copes with son's death through her beliefs about love

Melissa Etheridge's son Beckett died at 21 on May 13, 2023 due to opioid addiction

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Melissa Etheridge copes with son's death through her beliefs about love

Melissa Etheridge's son Beckett died at 21 on May 13, 2023 due to opioid addiction

Melissa Etheridge copes with sons death through her beliefs about love
Melissa Etheridge copes with son's death through her beliefs about love

Melissa Etheridge coped with her son Beckett's death through her beliefs about love which she considers as  a continual practice.

During the latest episode of the Making Space with Hoda Kotb podcast, Melissa said that she has learnt about her "capacity for love" after her son Beckett’s demise, who passed away at the age of 21 on May 13, 2023 due to issues linked to opioid addiction.

The Come To My Window singer said, "when I lost my son, I learned how much my capacity for love was."

"Not only loving him and missing him\ and being okay but loving myself enough not to go into major depression and guilt and shame which so many families that lose loved ones to opioid addiction, just the shame is too big," Melissa added.

The Breathe  vocalist further explained, "It's huge. So, I had to believe that there's an over surrounding love to everything. Everything is love."

In addition to this, Melissa  also admitted that the pain she’s going through is "a practice."

She noted, "there can be days where the shadow comes on me, and I find myself thinking, ‘Oh, what if? what if I had done this? what if I had only done that?’ and that doesn’t serve me, and it causes me pain."

Furthermore the well-known guitarist also revealed that she has acquired a knowledge to understand the fact that "he has gone from this physical world," and how he is "in heaven," at a "joyous space."

Melissa welcomed her son Beckett   with ex-partner  Julie Cypher on November 18, 1998.

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