Healing Is Difficult is the second studio album by the Australian singer & songwriter Sia Furler and was released to the public on July 9, 2001 in United Kingdom and May 28, 2002 in the United States, almost a year after the previous release.
After the massive failure of Sia's first studio album OnlySee, she decided to sign to Sony Music's sub-label Dance Pool and released her debut single "Taken for Granted". The single reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. The next two singles "Little Man" and "Drink to Get Drunk" also charted. A fourth single "Blow It All Away", (re-recorded as "Throw It All Away") was cancelled during the time that the September 11 attacks were taking place , and wasn't released for unknown reasons. The album failed to chart in the UK due to the lack of promotional support. Unhappy with this, Sia fired her manager, left Sony Music, signed to Go! Beat Records, and started working on her soon-to-be third studio album, Colour the Small One.
The track "Soon" featured on Sia's debut album, OnlySee, but was re-recorded and retitled as "Sober and Unkissed" for the second studio album. "I'm Not Important to You" was originally performed by Sia as "Sia's Song" with her band Crisp for their album, The World and the Deal, in 1996.