Grief is a natural reaction following the death of someone close and it is a very individual experience. Bereavement causes deep sadness, distress and unexpected feelings such as :
disbelief anger guilt panic
This extra emotional distress may cause acute tiredness.
You may find yourself feeling acute grief or coping with your grief by keeping busy or distracting yourself from painful feelings. Other people around you may be coping differently from you and so it can be difficult to connect with each other. You may also be trying to protect each other from distress.
It often helps if you talk about these feelings, which can relieve some of the stress you experience, now or later. You may feel others are avoiding you, maybe because they are embarrassed and do not know what to say. You may need to let them know you want to talk about the person who has died and that you need their support. Particularly if you have children, or work or other commitments, you may need space for yourself in which to grieve.
Grieving takes time. Though it may be difficult to believe it now , most people gradually begin to feel less raw and rebuild parts of their life again, although that life will be different.