Jessica Simpson takes breakups very seriously. The singer, who recently split from football star Tony Romo, even compares getting over a breakup to a mourning process.

“You go through the mourning stage, then the rebellion, and then all of a sudden you have to find life by yourself,” Simpson said, according to Hollyscoop.

“Once you do that, you feel complete — and that’s the only time you can truly fall in love again, and give yourself over completely to another person. It’s like a death in the family.”