OPP: Doesn't Want To See Dead People
Today's OPP comes from Brian:
Yi! My girlfriend is furious with me because I refused to walk up with her to her Grandma's casket during the memorial over the weekend. I told her before we went that I wanted to be with her for support, but I wasn't planning on looking at any dead people while at the funeral home. I have major issues with open casket after going to my grandfather's service when I was only 6. At the time, she said it was fine and she was happy I was going. Then, when we got there and she grabbed my hand and said "walk up with me" she was very upset that I sat down and said "no way". She was ticked in the car on the way home and she's still ticked today. Am I missing something? I told her ahead of time that I don't look at dead people!
I...have no idea what to tell Brian. I can understand her wanting to be comforted in this hard time, but I don't think you should force anyone to see someone in an open casket if they don't want to. Like Brian, I have been to an open casket and I don't remember it being a traumatizing experience, but I can see why someone wouldn't like it. It's hard enough knowing someone has passed away and seeing them there, lifeless...It's difficult to see.
What do you think is going on here? Do you have any advice for Brian?
Peace. Love - Assistant Producer Stephanie
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