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When Juliet speaks of parting being such "sweet sorrow," she is talking about something that is both universal and specific. It is universal that distance is necessary to appreciate things; remember the proverb "absence makes the heart grow fonder"? It's also common for lovers to appreciate one another more when they've been apart for a little while.
It is specifically appropriate because Romeo and Juliet desire one another so intensely in part because their love is forbidden; their entire love is a "sweet sorrow."
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