Welcome to Librarium Online!
First off, I'm not a big fan of funerals. That being said, I have something else to say.
I just walked out of a funeral. When the family was coming in, I walked outside, got in my car, and drove home.
That definitely wasn't the right thing to do...was it? It really killed me to see that person laying there in the coffin. It also reminded me of my Grandfather eleven years ago. <--- That was the last funeral I had gone to.
Was it the right thing to do? Should I give an apology to the family for walking out?
Fella's, I need some help with this subject...
I think you should appoligise to the people, and tell them why you walked out, I'm sure they'll understand.
Incidentally, the last funeral I went to was my father's, 5 years ago when I was 13. That made me decide not to go to funerals anymore, I can't see the real point in them.
Life is too serious to be taken seriously
if you explain it to them, they will understand; the fact that you were there to start with will help.
Mysterious Member of the ANZAC Clan
I don't think you need to exactly apologise, just be honest. By your own admission, you just needed some time to yourself to cope. Tell them this, I'm sure they'll understand if you explain it to them.
I agree with what has been said so far i was the same after my grans funeral i just wanted to be left alone to cope with it myself, i am sure that if you explain your reasons that they will understand why you did what you did.