“Absence diminishes commonplace passions and enhances great ones.”
When you are away from someone for a long period of time, you will either miss them more or forget about them. This is how you will know if you desire that person or not. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it is good to be away from someone you really like so that you can truly know if you want/need that person in your life or not. We don’t realize we have until it is gone.