I've figured out that people are miserable for a longer time than really necessary, when they are heartbroken, because they constantly want people to feel sorry for them. They'll always bring up the subject in the hopes that someone can either talk to them or pity them. Even in their mind, they constantly think about it and they pity themselves. Those bad thoughts need to be driven out. I would say that what this person needs is attention. What this person needs is someone to talk to them and, at the same time, drive out of those sad thoughts and put a happier set of thoughts into his/her mind. This person really needs to stop thinking about the sad things in their life and be around happier settings, because the longer they feel sorry for themselves, the longer they think about the sad subject, and the sadder they will be.