Sometimes I don't deal well with hard conversations and instead just disappear. For instance, between work bumping my hours up and mom getting diagnosed with A.L.S., I've pretty much dropped working on plans for my bookstore. I just didn't have the mental capacity to deal with it at the same time as working or at the same time these things with my mom. And I didn't feel like getting a pep talk to keep going on it. And I really didn't want to have to explain to him that I didn't want his support for mom's A.L.S. So I stopped talking to my business coach. Just stopped taking his calls. Replied to one or two emails. But as far as he was concerned, I dropped off the face of the Earth.