Divorce is complicated. Especially if you have kids. Your feelings may be hurt, your ego might be damaged, and you may even be mad as hell. No matter what bad blood exists between you and your ex, it's not your child's responsibility to smooth it over. It's always the job of the parents to make their kids feel safe, loved, and supported no matter what, right?
Reddit user u/ThrowawayPaige67 does not want to attend her ex-husband's funeral under any circumstances, even though her teen daughter is begging her to. Now she's asking Reddit if she's wrong for sticking to her boundaries over supporting her grieving child.
My ex-husband (My daughter's father) passed away 2 days ago at the age of (36). my 16-year-old daughter begged that I go with her to the funeral because she said she doesn't know anyone there and needs my support and guidance.