Bereavement - Help is at Hand Although the agitation lessens, the periods of depression become more frequent and reach their peak between four and six weeks later. Spasms of grief can occur at any time, sparked off by people, places or things that bring back memories of the dead person. Other people may find it difficult to understand or embarrassing when the bereaved person suddenly bursts into tears for no obvious reason. At this stage it may be tempting to keep away from other people who do not fully understand or share the grief. However, avoiding others can store up trouble for the future and it is usually best to try to start to return to one's normal activities after a couple of weeks or so. During this time, it may appear to others as though the bereaved person is spending a lot of time just sitting, doing nothing. In fact, they are usually thinking about the person they have lost, going over again and again both the good times and the bad times they had together. This is a quiet but essential part of coming to terms with the death. 6 weeks after Janet's death brought us to June 7th. Raven on June 11th & 12th - Beach Volleyball Tournament Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Events since April 2004 I guess this is where I should post this part: Having said all this, there is no 'standard' way of grieving. We are all individuals and have our own particular ways of grieving.