"Men replace, women grieve," sums up Cirillo, although she does not recommend this jump-back-in-the-pool approach.
"Don't jump on the Internet the next day," sighs Savage. "You have to be able to put it in some context, say good-bye and move on." Some approaches: "There is a whole lot of empty space to fill after a breakup," Savage says.
Maybe she mentioned to you that her last relationship didn’t end well.
Or, maybe she didn’t have to say anything, but through her actions and attitude, you’re able to gather bits and pieces about her painful past.
She's used to pretending that she's alright so that no problems would arise from her feelings.