Is it appropriate for me to attend my friend's grandmother's funeral?
September 28, 2013 1:19 AM Subscribe
After a slow, sad decline over the past decade, one of my best friend's much beloved grandmother has passed away. While I never met her ouma in person my friend has often shared stories of her life, the things she had taught her and more recently the sorrow of her drawn out illness and her fears for the future as it became clear she didn't have very long left in this world. My question is: is it appropriate for me to attend the funeral service this coming week?
posted by Philby to human relations (37 answers total)
I would really like to be there for my friend.. we are very close, and I truly want to support her in any way I can at this difficult time in her life. I haven't been invited- but suspect that my friend might just assume that none of our peer group would be interested- after all, who actually WANTS to go along to a funeral. If you feel that my attending the service would be appropriate- how would you suggest I broach the subject with my friend?
Thanks for your help with this saddening, sensitive situation.