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 first single entered and peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart on 3 June 2000. Sia even performed the song on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 radio show. The next two singles did not match the success of the first. In 2002 "Taken for Granted" peaked at number 100 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. In April 2002 the album debuted at number 99, staying there for a week. It also reached number 9 on the ARIA Hitseekers Albums Chart.