Carolyn Hax on why you should attend funerals
From today's chat at www.washingtonpost.com by advice columnist Carolyn Hax:
Phoenix: My mom's husband just died. They got married a year ago and live 2,000 miles away; I met him twice. This is an extremely big week at work for me, and flying out to the funeral for this man I barely knew would make things very difficult. In your opinion, am I obligated to go the funeral?
Carolyn Hax: At a funeral, the body doesn't need you there, the survivor does.