HOME / Doublex : What women really think about news, politics, and culture. Does Absence Actually Make the Heart Grow Fonder? A new book suggests that getting away from each other for prolonged periods of time is good for the health of your marriage. By Jessica Grose|Posted Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 10:56 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Doublex articles. Follow the Double X section. Follow stories by Jessica Grose. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped This Is a Blog Post. It Is Not a “Blog.” Teenagers Hate Facebook, but They're Not Logging Off Jessica Grose is the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad, co-author of Love-Mom, and a regular Slate contributor. Photograph of couple by George Doyle/Thinkstock. Click here to load comments.