This paper illustrates that first way to know whether the proverb is really true is to put ourselves in a situation where we will pretend that the one person we love most is far away from us. The researcher theorizes that the saying is true because based on her own experience, she feels very lonely when she misses her guy so much when many days pass without us seeing each other. The researcher’s anticipation of seeing her love again gives her much happiness and excitement. Love is sweet when two lovers are together, walking hand in hand, sharing stories, feeling each other's hugs and kisses, but when they are away, and thinking about those sweet and romantic moments almost make them crazy, crazy in the sense that they will do anything, everything just to be in the company of their loves again. Going back to the author’s theory, the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" means that "love can stand the test of time." It feels very sad for two people in love when the time to say goodbye comes. They will have to let go of each other's hands, break free from the tight embrace, and go their separate ways with a kiss. The saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" starts with another saying, which is "parting is such sweet sorrow," because one will only feel the absence of someone she loves when they part ways. Yes, they will say their goodbyes and be lonely for a while, but the thought of again seeing each other is what they are thinking of. Lovers are always like that. The absence of the person you love most will only make you miss him more. People who love by heart know that. Moreover, the greatest opposite of being with your love is being far away from him, of course. But what distinguishes these two dimensions of love is the feeling residing in the faraway hearts is their feelings. When the author is with her love and holding him close to her, all she could do is to cherish the seconds she is in his arms, because those moments are the ones that will be forever remembered, especially, when he is not around and the author is missing him badly. And when the researcher is feeling sad because she misses him, all she would do is close her eyes and reminisce. Those thoughts will serve as strength in the time of waiting for the time of being together again. This saying not only applies to two persons in love, but it can also be true with a person missing someone important besides his significant one, or it can also be applied to a person feeling the "absence of a place, of an event or even things." But of course, the greatest of the three is the fond heart that misses a person, for loving a person and being loved back by the person is the greatest feeling in the world. Missing someone could not happen when she is always with her love, and that means, for their bond to get stronger and her love gets even more intense because it is waiting to come out and be showered upon a loved one. "Separation makes love even more intense" that it normally is, distance triggers the want in two persons to be in each other. ...Show more
Absence makes the heart grow fonder or so they say. Can a relationship end because of distance? I think it not depends on the distance itself but on the persons and their feelings. In the short story “A Glowing future” by Ruth Rendell we see the three year relationship of Maurice and Betsy finished after Maurice spent a whole year in Australia. There are many reasons why long distance relationship don´t work but the ones that affected Betsy and Maurice were: Communication Breakdown: Couples in long-distance relationships have to make up for a serious lack of face time. It requires real effort to keep in touch and feel connected. it might become increasingly disheartening to communicate in less personal ways as time goes on. In the whole year they were apart, Maurice only phoned Betsy twice. Infidelity: “What they don’t know won’t hurt them.”
Monogamy can be a challenge over time even under direct supervision. Loneliness creeps in, new and interesting people appear when you least expect it. We get to know that during his time in Australia, Maurice started another relationship there, with Patricia. Lack of Trust: Plenty of relationships end because of trust issues, and long-distance relationships are a minefield of them. There’s really no way of knowing whether or not an S.O. on the other side of the country is cheating on you. But remember that close proximity offers no guarantees, either. This is not the case of Betsy at least, she was waiting patiently for Maurice, until he would come back and marry her.
The Cost of Keeping in Touch: Add to that long-distance phone bills, the shipping costs for care packages, and going all-out when you do get to spend time together, and you may be looking at a pretty pricy love connection. Airline tickets and hotel reservations Different Expectations: a couple should share more or less the same future plan. Maurice seemed to have commitment issues, he had planned to tour around Europe for three months as a free man free for the sights and the fun and the girls, however Betsy was making wedding plans before he came back. Not all the relationships are equal, and the way a long distance affect them will vary, but in the case of Maurice and Betsy it was decisive, and his infidelity unbearable. In this case absence did not make their love grew but die.