I personally think that this saying is pretty true, but I'm curious about what you guys think! Have any stories to tell? 🤗
Most Helpful Guy
yes, this is true. as a navy guy I've seen many times how being away from each other with no other opportunities can make you think more fondly of someone, or even a place or thing. any noun really.
it is a dangerous tactic to use if someone is not on a boat separated from any opportunities to become fonder of someone else, as many sailors have found out from the ridiculous amount of breakups by their wives, girlfriends, or significant others while they were absent.
as for the reasoning, the mind naturally tries to block out the bad things and remember the good things about objects of remembrance. a main reason that the things you hear at a funeral might be a bit different from what you would hear from someone who is with a person every day.
if you are away from a person, you start to forget all their annoying tendencies, or things that you dislike. thus, in your mind, they consistently become better, until they may end up becoming that perfect person in your mind, or the one that got away.1
Most Helpful Girl
If my boyfriend worked away then I'd miss him so much and think about him more often than if he was home , because I'd be seeing on a daily basis if he were home. I'd long to hold him and kiss him , and constantly be looking forward to seeing him
If I'd broken up with a guy and we no longer spoke then my feelings would fade , so absence wouldn't make my heart grow fonder in those circumstances, because in general the less contact I have with someone the less I think about them, therefore my feelings totally fade.
If I'm ignored intentionally, then that silence makes me feel distant from the person , and I no longer think about them. Any past feelings go away completely
So it really depends on the circumstances for me1