Events like anniversaries can reintroduce grief
Just after a death or loss, you may feel empty and numb, as if you are in shock. You may notice physical symptoms such as trembling, nausea, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, dry mouth, or trouble sleeping and eating.
You may become angry at a situation, a particular person, or just angry in general. Almost everyone experiencing grief also feels guilt.
Guilt is often expressed in statements that begin with “I could have,” “I should have,” and “I wish I would have.”
People who are grieving may also have strange dreams or nightmares, be absentminded, withdraw socially, or lack the desire to return to work. While these feelings and behaviors are normal during grief, they will pass.
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