Grief or bereavement after a loss (spouse, loved one) is a common reaction. However, grief can become problematic if it lasts too long and/or produces significant changes in a person’s thinking or behavior. Complicated grief may be occurring when an individual’s ability to resume normal activities and responsibilities is continually disrupted beyond six months of bereavement. Empirically supported treatments for grief include: grief therapy. In addition, cognitive behavior therapy and treatments for trauma can be beneficial.