She’s Not Talking to Him After He Chose to Attend a Family Funeral Instead of Their Wedding

A man recently asked for advice after getting into a huge argument with his girlfriend. He canceled his plans to attend a wedding with her so he could accompany his 12-year-old brother to their grandfather’s funeral and now she’s furious.

The couple planned to attend a wedding

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A 25-year-old man found himself in a difficult situation when his girlfriend’s best friend planned a destination wedding in the Caribbean, which they had been planning to attend for about a year. 

A family member died

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However, three days before their departure, he received news that his stepfather’s father had passed away. 

“I’ve actually only met step-grandpa like four times, as step-grandpa lives in another state, and I didn’t go with my stepdad when he went to visit step-grandpa,” he explained.

He wanted to support his young brother

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The young man felt compelled to be there for his family, especially for his 12-year-old stepbrother, Eric. 

“Eric is taking the loss very hard. It’s his grandfather, whom he was close to, but also the first death he’s ever experienced,” he said.

He went to see his family

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The man visited his mother and stepfather’s house, where he spent time with Eric, and it was clear Eric had been struggling with his emotions. 

“When I went to his room that day to see him, he just cried and hugged me forever, and my stepdad told me that was the first time Eric had cried all day,” the man said.

He wanted to go to the funeral instead of the wedding

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After another day spent supporting his grieving stepbrother, the young man decided to attend the funeral instead of going to the wedding with his girlfriend, Lisa.

He met with Lisa to explain his change of plans, and although she seemed upset, she didn’t say much. 

He went to the funeral

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He took her to the airport the next day and then traveled to the funeral, where he felt his presence was needed.

“I’m glad I did because it was clear my brother needed me there,” he said.

Lisa was annoyed with him

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When Lisa returned from the wedding, she was clearly angry at him. 

She complained that he had not considered her feelings or discussed his decision before making it. 

He agreed that he didn’t think about her needs

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“She right. I didn’t consider her feelings, seeing as our trip was a happy wedding trip, and she would be with friends while my brother was going to his first funeral. And also, she’s right that I didn’t discuss it with her before making a decision,” he said.

Other people told him he was wrong to leave Lisa alone

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Lisa and some of the couple’s friends later criticized the man for not having a conversation with his girlfriend before deciding to go to the funeral. 

He asked the internet for advice

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“Truthfully, nothing was going to change my mind about being there for my brother that week. I don’t really know how else to discuss a decision that has already been made,” he said.

Not sure what to do about his girlfriend’s anger, he turned to Reddit for advice.

People responded

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One person said, “You are a good brother. You don’t need your girlfriend’s permission to be there for someone during a time of loss. I don’t think a discussion is needed beyond saying you are sorry and won’t be able to attend.”

“Her feelings are hurt because she’s selfish. Plain and simple. You need to talk with her about how you’re sorry she’s upset, but you don’t regret being there for your family when they needed you most and that this was one of those rare instances where a discussion shouldn’t have been needed.”

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