There are all sorts of ways to heal a broken heart, but knowing how to do it doesn't make the pain stop. Some people get over their breakups very quickly, and some breakups are pretty easy to get over. Similarly, sometimes a heartbreak is so severe that you feel like it won't ever end. It engulfs you. Everywhere you go, everything you try to do, it's right there. You have to dig a little deeper before you can even think about emerging on the other side. Take your time – it's okay to feel this way. I hate that you do, but you will get through this. It won't last forever.
1. You Have to Get through It, Not Go around It
With some breakups, constantly distracting yourself is a great idea. If you don't feel like your heart will ever heal, however, you don't have the luxury of distracting yourself. You can't keep doing that. Your goal is to get through this to get over it, and that means that you can't keep going around it. You can't take a shortcut when you're trying to heal yourself. You have to face your emotions head-on, no matter how messy, complicated, and wounded they are.