2nd example above is 'Cuanto menos te vea, mejor'
In this sentence we are talking about something hypothetical:
Cuanto menos te vea, mejor.
The less I see you, the better.
This is what triggers the subjunctive. So here the speaker is saying "the less I see you [from now on, in the future], the better"
However, we can make a similar sentence with the indicative exactly with the same structure but indicating something that actually happens (not hypothetical):
Cuanto menos lo veo, más ganas tengo de abrazarlo.
The less I see him, the more I feel like hugging him.
Here, her seeing him less is a fact, not a future/hypothetical idea.
I hope this clarified it.
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