# Remove a symlink to a directory?

I have a symlink to an important directory. I want to get rid of that symlink, while keeping the directory behind it. I tried rm and get back rm: cannot remove 'foo'. I tried rmdir and got back rmdir: failed to remove 'foo': Directory not empty I then progressed through rm -f, rm -rf and sudo rm -rf Then I went to find my back-ups. Is there a way to get rid of the symlink with out throwing away the baby with the bathwater?