Life is chain of events!
Some pleasant and some unpleasant... We happily accepts pleasant ones but always try to avoid unpleasant ones. We need to realise that we are just an actor through all the events. Each moment will pass and emotions attached to those moments will also pass. What stays untouched is self. Try to watch the moments passing by each event. More you try to avoid, more you drown into it.
Face it, embrace it, accept it!
Don't try to run away or defend yourself. Just watch yourself and let the events unfold in front of you.