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April 7, 2017

This Is The Hardest Part Of Loving You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

Your restlessness.

Aries’ are bold in the sense that they are curious and ambitious. When something interests them, they want to learn about it. When they see someone doing a craft they like, they want to try it themselves. They are always looking for micro ways to improve their lives by learning and creating, and sometimes this can come across as a sort of discontent. Aries’ aren’t always super high energy, but they’re restless enough that sometimes it can be hard to feel like they’re ever really content with you.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

Your standards.

Tauruses hold their partners up to the same standard that they do their lives, which is to say: high. Though Tauruses are too kind-hearted to make critical remarks about their significant others, they will constantly be encouraging them to grow, change and evolve in positive ways. Though this seems like it is coming from a loving place, this can often be hard to be on the receiving end of. Eventually, it just starts to feel like a constant judgment and it’s easy for their partners to feel inadequate at times.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

Your unpredictability.

One minute, a Gemini will be all but bouncing off the walls from excitement and passion, and the next they will be crying in your arms over a bunch of reasonably small issues in their lives they have conflated into their latest catastrophe. Geminis are very polarized, and they’re very expressive – the combination can sometimes be hard to cope with when you’re the one seeing and dealing with the super highs and the intense lows.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Your lack of emotional transparency.

Cancers are definitely not the most secretive sign of the Zodiac (hi, Scorpios) but they are the most sensitive, and in an effort to shield themselves from pain, they won’t always be upfront and honest about how they are feeling. It’s not just that they’re emotional, it’s that you don’t always know what they’re feeling, or why, and they will put on a good face and then be mad at you for not knowing that they weren’t okay.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

Your unwillingness to compromise.

Leos are known for their egos. Though most Leos are actually very warm-hearted and giving, once aggravated, they are very hard to compromise with. Leos are hard to love for the fact that their darker sides can flare up now and again, and for this reason, they either hop in and out of relationships throughout their lives, or have a lot of ups and downs with their long-term partners.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

Your need to micro-control.

Virgos are actually pretty paranoid people, but nobody ever knows because they maintain the most chill demeanor at all times. Their determinedness and love for being action-oriented comes from this need to control something, and the hardest part of loving a Virgo is usually dealing with their scattered and irrational feelings about things.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

Your perfectionism and indecision.

Libras are psycho perfectionists, and that often clashes with their indecisiveness and leads to a lot of emotional chaos that nobody honestly wants to deal with. Libras have a bad habit of pushing their partners to be better and better, and never seem totally satisfied with their lives.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

Your territorial nature.

When someone is yours, they are yours only, and even the idea of someone else having the person you love is basically the most painful thing you can experience. Let’s put it crudely: you get super jealous very easily, and a hard part of loving you is dealing with your need to always feel like you’re #1.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

Your snide “humor.”

Sags are basically famous for their (sort of unfunny, usually off-color) “jokes” that they like to make and everyone has to laugh along with. Sags very often lack empathy for others, and it’s not that they’re cold-hearted, just that they are naturally less attuned to other people’s feelings (so they unintentionally hurt them).

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

Your stiffness.

Capricorns like structure, routine, simplicity and certainty – traits that make them seem boring to a lot of other signs. Capricorns are sometimes hard to love because it takes a lot for them to really let go, open up and let someone in. They are known for observing their surroundings and then making a move. To others, this can come across as having a lack of confidence.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

Your cold-blooded drive.

Aquariuses are the CEOs of the Zodiac, if for no reason other than the fact that they have such tremendous vision, and when they believe in something, they will go to great lengths to achieve it. They are often world-travelers and business-starters. However, this can also make them very hard to love, because their interests are always more geared toward what they’re creating rather than who they’re with.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

Your existential angst.

Even when a Pisces is happy, they are still kind of writing poetry about how the suffering in this world is an illusion that they cannot find a way to escape. It’s not that they’re always brooding, it’s that they’re always kind of in a murky existential state, no matter how much they are thriving in reality. TC mark

Brianna Wiest is the author of 101 Essays That Will Make You Change The Way You Think, available here.

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