Re: feel alienated by my family
I am sorry for your loss and what is happening now. If there is ever a time when family differences should be put aside (even if only temporarily) it is when a family member dies. I don't know that your sister has this much say in who goes to the funeral, the church/cemetery are public places and they cannot prevent people from watching. If it were me, I would defy my sister and bring my partner, even if he just stays on the periphery. You have every right to farewell your father in any way you choose. I cannot believe that your sister is banning people left right and centre - it is just NOT her right to do this. A funeral is for anyone who wishes to say goodbye to the loved one. Best wishes, Sera.