Tagged: Funeral Etiquette
Is it appropriate for my present wife to attend my ex-wife’s funeral? I have a son by my ex-wife that has lived with us (present wife)for 7 yrs and they get along fine and he wants her to go but she isnt sure she should.
Your wife is right to be concerned about attending your ex-wife’s funeral. It is great that your son wants her to attend, but you must also consider your ex-wife’s family as well. Would her (your ex) family be okay with your present wife attending her funeral?
If you have any doubts at all when answering that question, then your present wife should not attend. The last thing you want to happen is for a member of your ex-wife’s family to be upset by the presence of your current wife. I am sure you will make the right decision, just make sure you give proper consideration to all your ex-wife’s family, and not just your son.
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