Common grief feelings include sadness, shock, yearning, numbness, anger, loneliness, helplessness, guilt, anxiety, and relief.

Common physical sensations include: hollowness in the stomach, tightness in the chest and/or throat, sensitivity to noise, breathlessness, dry mouth, lack of energy, muscle weakness, feeling “separate” from your body, and depersonalization.

Common thoughts include disbelief, confusion, preoccupation, and hallucinations.

Common behaviors include: sleep and appetite disturbance, absent-mindedness, social withdrawal, dreams of deceased person(s), avoidance of reminders of deceased person(s), and crying.