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husband's uncle dying, do i have to visit?

My husband's uncle has been very sick and given a short amount time left to live. I have only met his uncle once at my husband's brother's funeral. The uncle lives in another city. My husband does not keep in touch with any of his extended family. 
Husband wants to visit his uncle this wknd. Do I have to go? 

Re: husband's uncle dying, do i have to visit?

  • eafhtxeafhtx member
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    I am a student and have finals next week so traveling this weekend is not ideal.
  • VORVOR member
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    No, you don't. Clearly it means something to your DH for HIM to go, and I would hope that it will mean something to his uncle. But really - he doesn't know you. YOU don't have to go.
  • JanimalJanimal member
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    You should be asking YOUR HUSBAND this question, not us.  You aren't going for closure for yourself, you would be going FOR HIM.  If he feels like he needs and wants you there, you should go to support your husband.  If your husband is ok with you not going, stay home and study.


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  • I agree with PP. Of course you don't have to go for the uncle's sake, but if your DH wants you there for support, you should go. Death in the family is one of those things that you have to support your spouse through, no matter what. Ask your DH what support he wants and needs from you, and if that means you have to go, you should.
  • I also agree with PP, you should let your husband know that you have lots of studying you need to do and if he would mind if you stayed back.
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