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Old 12-25-2019, 03:37 PM
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Se og Hør said earlier that Ari would be spending Christmas with the royal family, but I guess that changed?.

Kongsseteren, where the girls, ML and the King and Queen are for the holidays, was also the location for Behn’s proposal to ML back in December, 2001. https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...content=VRRJXW
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:40 PM
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But i' ve read that Ari had to spend Christsmas with the NRF !!!

Ari Behn passera la Noël avec la famille royale de Norvège – Noblesse & Royautés

I'm totally in shock !
If true (which in most cases would not be very likely given that Durek was attending as well - but we've seen stranger things with Märtha Louise; so they could have decided that it would be in the best interest of the girls if both parents were with them for Christmas), he must have stayed home for the church service... (and I don't want to think about what happened next)
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:41 PM
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Perhaps he was supposed to be with the NRF but plans changed. There's very little information yet. How sad for his daughters and all his family.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:42 PM
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It is not up to us to judge Ari. Mental health issues can drive people to places that are difficult to comprehend and are many times unbearable to those who reach that state.



It is really incredibly sad for his family and particularly his daughters, especially on a Christmas day. Our thoughts and prayers should go to them.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:44 PM
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Awful, sad news. Condolences to Ari Behn's family and friends.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:50 PM
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Awful news,awful and sad
Sorry for his daughters
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:51 PM
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Ari Behn took his own life, his family reported today.



https://www.nrk.no/norge/ari-behn-er-dod-1.14836930
It's extremely tragic but it seems a wise decision to be open about the fact that his cause of death is suicide. Otherwise speculations would have been rampant; now everyone can concentrate on the tragedy and support those closest to him.

I am sure they will receive a quick message from the Dutch royal couple who unfortunately know all to well what it means when a family member takes their own life. While the main focus must be on the Behn daughters, it must be hard to process for his niece(s) and nephews as well.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:53 PM
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Was Ari still in a relationship with Ebba Rysst Heilmann?
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:59 PM
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Back in November Ari confirmed that he would be spending Christmas with his daughters and that whole family, and possibly Durek was mentioned. Back then Ebba was also named as his girlfriend.

https://www.klikk.no/produkthjemmesi...ul-med-6846500
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:00 PM
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I'm in shock. Ari, it seems, was a very dear person to the royal family with whom he seemed to have a good relationship despite the divorce.
It is a tragedy for the daughters. RIP
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:03 PM
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I am heartbroken for everyone who loved this man but it cannot be stressed enough...depression is a brutal, merciless, relentless disease. It is as destructive as end stage cancer, and just like terminal cancer there is no real cure.

People in the grip of a beast will do anything to free themselves. I wish people who call the victims "cowards" would try to cultivate compassion, and educate themselves.

May the Lord have mercy on Ari, and receive his soul.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:13 PM
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I am heartbroken for everyone who loved this man but it cannot be stressed enough...depression is a brutal, merciless, relentless disease. It is as destructive as end stage cancer, and just like terminal cancer there is no real cure.

People in the grip of a beast will do anything to free themselves. I wish people who call the victims "cowards" would try to cultivate compassion, and educate themselves.

May the Lord have mercy on Ari, and receive his soul.
Although it may have seemed heartless for me to deem suicide as a coward's way out, I can speak from experience that it is. I just wish that Ari had the courage to talk to someone, anyone, before taking that drastic move. Where there is life, there is hope and if things are so bad that suicide seems the only way out, its hard to remember that the only way from rock bottom is up.

Fortunately, for me, it wasn't the answer I chose but it very well could have been. My apologies for coming across the wrong way. Any life lost before its time is a tragedy.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:18 PM
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What terribly sad news. How dreadful for his family and friends. Those poor girls.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:23 PM
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The news is heartbroking and shocking. My thoughts go to his poor daugthers, this must be devastating.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:24 PM
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I'm so sorry for anyone close to Ari and especially for Emma, Leah and Maud!
Losing a parent at that age must be terribile, losing your father on Christmas beacause of suicide must be unbearable!
Depression Is a terrible illness and suicide Is not a easy way out or the decision of a coward. It's sad he couldn't receive the help he needed!
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:30 PM
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Although it may have seemed heartless for me to deem suicide as a coward's way out, I can speak from experience that it is. I just wish that Ari had the courage to talk to someone, anyone, before taking that drastic move. Where there is life, there is hope and if things are so bad that suicide seems the only way out, its hard to remember that the only way from rock bottom is up.

Fortunately, for me, it wasn't the answer I chose but it very well could have been. My apologies for coming across the wrong way. Any life lost before its time is a tragedy.
Osipi...you are one of the kindest posters here at TRF. I understand.

It's just that in addition to what feels like an epidemic of this tragedy all over the world, the Royal families of Spain, the Netherlands and now Norway have been personally touched by it.

I just want people to know that depression is not all in your head. All the will power and determination in the world will not help you without the grace of God.

And the fact that Martha-Louise is now the only living parent of those three vulnerable young girls makes my heart ache for them.
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This is devastating news, and for this to happen during Christmas stings even more. My thoughts and prayers are with Ari's family, especially his daughters. Depression is crueler than I thought, and I hope people struggling with it receive the help they sorely need to overcome it.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:40 PM
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Good heavens!
His poor daughters. And at this time of year.

I sincerely hope the NRF will be spared further grief and troubles for some time, I think they deserve a break!

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I am heartbroken for everyone who loved this man but it cannot be stressed enough...depression is a brutal, merciless, relentless disease. It is as destructive as end stage cancer, and just like terminal cancer there is no real cure.

People in the grip of a beast will do anything to free themselves. I wish people who call the victims "cowards" would try to cultivate compassion, and educate themselves.

May the Lord have mercy on Ari, and receive his soul.
I wholeheartedly agree!
Suicide as a result of a depression is beyond cowardice. It's despair.
Deep, dark, hopeless despair. - May we never fully understand how it feels.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:46 PM
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Mental health is a horrible illness. And unfortunately because of the stigma still out there, so many people are lost. People don't look at getting mental health aid like medical help.

Part of me could rail how selfish to leave. How selfish to commit suicide on Christmas of all days. That every Christmas his family will think of this moment.

But then I think about what level of depression he was at. Where his mind was at. The help he clearly needed and didn't get. And that is my only thought.

My heart goes out to both families. His parents and siblings. It is clear from the royal statements that they still loved him dearly post divorce. Which is normal after so long. I am sure his nieces and nephews on both sides are at a loss.

But my truest sympathy for his daughters. Losing your dad at any age is beyond imaginable. Especially suddenly and no warning. Knowing he will never walk them down aisle, go to graduation, see their kids. Knowing every Christmas he will be missing. Alll my love and prayers for those three girls and that their mom and family can give them all the support needed in this.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:47 PM
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Very sad news. My condolences are with his children and family at this very difficult time.
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