I don't believe one totally ever gets over a broken heart. It becomes part of the warp and woof of one's being, part of what makes you you. Time does dull the intensity, however. One needs to do other things, meet other people, take up a new activity to occupy one's mind's consciousness so that there is no conscious thought space for harboring the pain of the broken heart. Ultimately, one remembers things as simply a part of one's past without much emotion attached to it. When one is younger, there are fewer total life experiences in the old memory bank, so that a broken heart perhaps looms larger. However, as one ages and has accumulated many broken hearts and dreams, one possibly gets a bit more philosophical about things, although the solution of becoming involved in new or other activities still is valid.