Avoiding facing your inner issues seems easier at the moment, but it makes it harder in the long run since you just postpone and accumulate more of what you will eventually have to deal with anyway.
Sometimes at the moment it's hard to accept some feelings and thoughts, but as soon as you decide to be brave enough to do it, you are true with yourself and can see exactly what you're dealing with, which gives you the perfect opportunity to work with it and find a better way to manage that.
You can only solve what you allow yourself to discover that is there. The more you get off your shoulders, the lighter the load. :)