Despite this uniqueness, there are some grief symptoms that can be observed in a person’s grief process. Physically, someone dealing with grief may have trouble concentrating, eating, and/or sleeping. They may also experience constant body aches (e.g. headache, stomachache), become easily fatigued, and/or get sick more often than usual.
Psychologically, the person may tend to worry a lot more than before, feel frustrated, or even feel guilty about being alive. And though they may not desire it, they may begin to feel detached from others – even their close friends and family.
Behaviorally, a person dealing with grief may isolate themselves from others, avoiding the usual activities or even missing work or class. The person might also engage in repetitive behavior that reminds them of the one they lost (e.g. looking at past pictures for hours, or listening to their loved one’s special song).