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Parsing this sentence from an audio lesson

SteveB32

Hello everyone, my first post,

I"m not sure if this is grammer or vocab, but had a question on this sentence from 17.4 Bachelor Party:
 
se le va la locura de su vida.
the craziness in his life goes away

I get it, that   
    "la locura de su vida"  is "the craziness in his life"

Trying to understand how se le va is  "goes away"

Why is le needed?
 

Dan-H24

I think it is an indirect object pronoun indicating from whom (he) it is going away? If I'm wrong I will soon be corrected by my esteemed colleagues...

Steven-W15

Wow, that's a really tough question for a first post...
 

yademas

I read it in English as:
Se le va = It goes away from him
la locura de su vida = the craziness of his life 
Still seems redundant, but it helps me understand it better.  
 

SteveB32

Okay, apprec the feedback, all

Steven-W15

I remember this phrase from the course and I honestly still don't get it. Happens. I'll come back to it at some later point in time and maybe it will make sense then.
 

the-hefay

Hablé con mi esposa de esto.  Me dice que está bien y que la locura se va.  Podemos entender que le refiere a la person de que salió la locura.  Por ejemplo:
(a Miguel) se le va la locura de su vida. O la locura de Miguel se va.

No sé si esto les ayuda o no.

SteveB32

Gracias.  Eso fue útil

Steven-W15

Claro ahora. Gracias, Jeff - como Daniel dijo más arriba. Necesité entender la explicación dos veces por lo visto.
 

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