Sabbatical (n.): A break or change from a normal routine. But what if that normal routine is a loving relationship? In “Sabbatical,” Phillip and Sam grapple with the concept of taking time apart from each other, and dealing with the consequences of coming back together after a mutually agreed-upon separation. Can a relationship, no matter how strong, survive that kind of independence? And does being apart strengthen bonds, or is it inevitably the first step in saying goodbye?