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mysticpenguin posted 7/5/2013 18:30 PM

Should you always attend a funeral with your SO even if you did not know the person who is deceased?

[This message edited by mysticpenguin at 10:15 PM, October 19th (Saturday)]

Nature_Girl posted 7/5/2013 18:55 PM

I would go.

hemademesingle posted 7/5/2013 18:56 PM

I think that it is totally appropriate for you to attend with your husband, offering him support, it's hard losing someone from your "age bracket", makes one examine there own mortality

mysticpenguin posted 7/5/2013 19:11 PM

Thanks ladies!

[This message edited by mysticpenguin at 10:16 PM, October 19th (Saturday)]

MoreThanMe posted 7/6/2013 07:10 AM

Someone once told me- "if you are thinking whether or not you should go to a funeral-you should go."

authenticnow posted 7/6/2013 13:55 PM

I don't think you should worry about others will think. And one of my pet peeves is someone telling you how you will feel. You get to decide that. If you're not worried about feeling awkward, your H shouldn't be.

I don't think it's ever wrong to be there as a support for your partner.

Rollercoaster posted 7/6/2013 23:02 PM

My husband went to a funeral with me today and neither one of us knew the deceased!! She was the wife of a guy who delivers to the company I work for (so I know HIM). I just felt like I should pay my respects for HIM. And hubby volunteered to go with me and we were both glad we went. Go. :)

Nature_Girl posted 7/6/2013 23:17 PM

Based on what you said he said, I think even more strongly that you should go.

itainteasy posted 7/8/2013 11:09 AM

My friend's father passed away last week...and my fiance came to the funeral home with me, even though he never met the deceased, and doesn't know my friend that well.

I told him he didn't have to come, and he said "YOU knew him, and you know her, and you are hurting, and I want to support you."

I was happy he came. I appreciated his support.

lynnm1947 posted 7/8/2013 14:20 PM

Am I the only cynical person who thinks maybe there's an underhanded reason why he doesn't want you to attend with him--like maybe he'd like to get up to something with some other grade-school friend?

itainteasy posted 7/9/2013 08:35 AM


movingforward777 posted 7/9/2013 11:41 AM

I would look at it as an opportunity to meet some of the people from that "other circle" with your H.....
It is never out of line to extend sympathies to others when they have suffered a loss....I know I would want my other half with me.....sorry for his loss....HUGS

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