At some point in time each one of us will experience the death of a dear love one. It is custom for family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to gather days before the funeral. At what point do you ask everybody to go home and let us grieve? Is it rude to ask this of them? This subject is pressing on my heart because a dear friend of mines is experiencing this pressure at the moment. Does all you can eat/drink free food and alcohol really have power over people? This leads me to wonder if there was no food and alcohol would people really linger at the home of the deceased until the funeral?
What has been your experience with the death of a dear love one?