Do not be afraid to turn your back on anything hurtful in your life. Give to yourself and to others the present of absence. We live in fear many times; Fear of rejection, fear of loss and fear of time spent without result. There is no such thing. During the times we spend we learn and grow and we become better people hopefully. When it is time to walk away from something we are often afraid that we will lose out or won't be able to handle the hurt that comes from it. The truth is that you are already prepared for the moment because you are placed in the situation. You have what it takes to handle every moment presented to you. Absence does not have to be physical, it can be emotional.