When I married a pastor, I was told I'd be going to a lot more funerals. DH would be officiating or just need to attend as support for a church member or their family. Before marriage, I had attended approximately 1 funeral a year. Since the wedding, I've been to 5 funerals in 5 months...one each month. But it's all been for my family or my friends' families. 2 uncles, 1 aunt, and 2 parents of best friends. When I was told I'd be going to more funerals, it never crossed my mind that it would be for people I'm close to.
DH claims it gets easier. He's been to so many funerals that it barely phases him now. But I wonder if that's just because he's a man. Is it usually different emotionally for a woman? I went to a funeral with him pre-marriage and teared up over a man I didn't know.