A dear friend broke up with his lover for good. We were there to comfort him all throughout. It was fresh and painful. Another friend asked him where he stands in the process of DABDA: the stages of grief. He seemed okay and happy, trying to find comfort from rebound guys that he messages from his blackberry. He’s been known to mask what he feels and put up a show that everything’s cool and in high spirits, so we thought he’s still on the first stage – denial. He denies the pain and covers it with excitement from having a rebound. Or is it? When he is known to just be a cheerful person who chooses not to focus on the ache that his shit has caused him?