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    ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER…..REALLY?

      The idiom goes “absence makes the heart grow fonder” and according to my late mother the next line is” but presence makes the love grow stronger”. Another nugget of received wisdom that appears to contradict itself, but does it? To begin with is fondness and love on equal footing? With two of our GUC (Grown Up Children No. 5…