So I found this the other day. I am torn because I don’t know if I agree or disagree with this.
On one side of the coin I agree that distance will help people recognize that you actually mean something to them. However, on the other hand I think that it only makes you grow further and further apart. Especially if you were told that they wanted a break to begin with. Why would they feel that you mean a thing after saying that?
So I see both sides. There is the good and the bad. Never cut and dry is it.