Think about how you feel when you go on a diet. How you can’t eat ice cream for a month while you lose those give pounds and, man, do you miss your ice cream. It’s the same thing in a relationship. Stepping away from your partner, even for a bit, makes you both notice the void that is created in his or her absence.
And then the heart grows fonder.
Unfortunately, this is one of those boundaries that are easy to violate, oftentimes unintentionally. As a matter of habit, we tend to fall into patterns that include spending all of our time with our partner. And while that can seem great at first, over time that can create issues such as losing touch with friends and getting sick of spending time with our partner.
And being sick of spending time with your partner can be a real relationship killer.
So, spend some time apart. Miss each other. Value each other. Keep that spark alive.