Marianne Williamson, one of my favorite authors, says in “A Return to Love” that we live either in fear or in love. She says that love is to fear what light is to darkness. You turn on a light to get rid of darkness and in the same way you turn up love to diminish fear.
If they really want to leave, just let them go. If we both look at the same moon and you still don’t want to call to say goodnight then maybe we’re not looking at the same moon anymore. Maybe the moon has nothing to do with it. Maybe you’re not the same person.