I guess it is important to look at a larger picture. For analytical reasons I mean.
So when someone says that they want space, look at all of the reasons that they might want that space, and try not to take it personally. Try not to read too much into it.
Try to focus.
Really, REALLY try to focus.
Don't forget to eat.
Don't forget to get out and move your body around a bit.
Try and peek over the edge of the impending space and smile at it maybe.
Maybe don't look back for a while and only look ahead.
Plan a trip.
Don't feel guilty.
Don't read too much into it.