Losing a loved one is always a painful and complicated process no matter what, but losing someone as close as your mother with no warning is an unthinkable loss. So, it's only common sense that if you love your partner, and they lose their parent out of the blue, you're going to have some long nights of cuddling, crying and cooking comfort food ahead of you.
At least, for some people that's common sense, for others, the concept of giving up a vacation in order to go to their boyfriend's mom's funeral seems like a tall order.
"AITA for going to a pre-planned vacation with my family rather than my boyfriend's mom's funeral?"
"I'm a teacher so I get about 2 months off every summer but my mom, sister, aunt, and cousin all work regular 9-5 jobs with 2-3 weeks off a year, so it's really difficult to organize time for trips where we can all go. We managed to schedule a girls trip to Cabo from June 1st to 9th. Made payments (almost $3K a person) several weeks prior to the trip and were all very excited to go to Mexico and bond -- I'm best friends with my sister & cousin, and my mom and aunt are identical twins so we're all a very close group."