If your loved one decided that Detroit
cremation would be preferable to funeral services, it helps to understand what exactly
this means for you. People have different rituals and traditions when
it comes to coping with their loss, and they often involve visiting a
gravesite. When your loved one is cremated, however, there is no gravesite.
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Whether it was your loved one’s wish to be cremated or you had to
make the decision, cremation leads to a few more decisions as well. First,
you must consider how the ashes will be stored. Most people tend to gravitate
towards urns, but other options are available. You must also decide whether you will
keep the ashes or release them. In some cases it may feel like the “right thing to do” to
spread the ashes at a favorite vacation place or the site of an important
event. However, you must then decide whether you will spread all of the
ashes at the same time or if you will do so periodically over years or
even decades. It helps to seek the advice of other friends and family
members when making these decisions.
A Realistic View of Ashes
Many people think of ashes as soft, fine sand, but this is not the case.
Instead, you must be prepared for there to be shards of bones. This can
make some people squeamish, so it helps to have a trusted friend or relative
with you if you decide to spread the ashes. The reality of the situation
can deeply impact you, so it is nice to rely one someone to comfort you.
If you are the one who receives a loved one’s ashes, it is respectful
to let other friends and family members know of your intentions. You might
decide to spread the ashes in another state, another country, or even
in a series of different locations where few other people will be part
of the experience. Take a photograph or video in order to include others
in the event.