My verdict: Absence does not make the heart grow fonder

Relationships are hard work. Sure, love is wonderful, and being in love lifts you to a place where all of the bad things in life appear miniscule in comparison to the love you’ve found. Love can overcome all obstacles — for the first month, at least. After that you realize you don’t like the way he eats, or you don’t like the shows she watches, or you hate his parents. Then, love begins to lose its luster.