Yes it is normal. You are ending a relationsip with someone to whom you were once close to. It's "NORMAL" as long as you don't continue to cry yourself into a depression and obsess about him. Move on and be healthy! Why does the women cry if it's HER choice to break-up? Why would she consciously do something that made her sad? There comes a time when a person has to move on. It's sort of like this -- it makes a person sad to say goodbye -- but it makes a person even sadder to consider spending any more time with that partner. Sometimes you just have to do the sad thing, and move on, because it's the least sad option.