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April 14, 2017

This Is What Your Ex Was Afraid To Tell You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

You couldn’t be wrong about anything.

The phrase “choose your battles wisely” might as well be written in a foreign language to an Aries. What makes them known for being great leaders and intellectuals also makes them really annoying in relationships. Your ex was afraid to tell you to stop arguing over crap that doesn’t matter. You have to learn how to let some things go and let other people be right once in a while.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

You were too obsessed with what other people thought of you.

Yeah, Tauruses are hard workers and strive for the finer things in life, but there’s absolutely a part of them that is unimaginably shallow and this often manifests as being more devoted to curating their Instagram feeds than actually being present in their relationships. Your significant other was probably sick of taking photos of you posing in front of brick walls, and would have appreciated if you could learn to disassociate what your life looks like from how it actually feels.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

You were emotionally unstable.

Your ex was probably afraid to tell you just how emotionally scattered you were, for fear that you would freak out even more and they’d make the situation exponentially worse. Even if your life was pretty put-together on the outside, you still have a pretty weak grasp when it comes to managing your emotional life. Stop focusing on your problems, and talk about something else for once.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Your cattiness was obvious.

Cancers are super sensitive, and that can often lead them to becoming defensive and retaliating against perceived threats by being kind of mean to people. On the surface, you’d never let this part of you show, but it was more obvious than you realized: you’re too emotional not to let your not so subtle opinions of people show.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

You needed too much attention.

Leos are all ego, and when they’re in a relationship, this goes into overdrive. Instead of needing a ton of compliments and attention (which they do) it can also manifest in always needing to be right, being territorial, or being very passive aggressive when things aren’t exactly as they’d prefer.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

You were too controlling.

Virgos, for all of their good intentions, can easily slide into being some of the most paranoid and controlling people in the Zodiac, and they have to be paired with a super understanding partner for it to really work. The funny thing about Virgos is that they give off the air of being “super chill” when in reality, they are not. At all.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

You were not as perfect as you tried to force your S/O to be.

Libras project their own personal shortcomings onto those around them, and demand perfection of everyone in their lives, even when (or maybe especially when) they aren’t living up to those standards themselves. Your ex was afraid to tell you that your standards were too high, and you tried to make them into someone that they weren’t.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

You could not let go of the past to save your life.

Whether it was a fight that went down a month ago, an ex that broke your heart a year ago, that one time your partner looked at someone and you thought they were attracted to them, or the idea that you “just wanted to be single,” you could not let go of anything. This seriously prohibited you from moving forward with your life, and your ex was afraid to tell you that you let your inability to let go turn you into a bitter, jealous person.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

You were an ass and didn’t care.

The weird thing about Sags is that their snide sense of humor often comes at someone else’s expense, and they honestly could not care less about it. Your ex was afraid to tell you that you not only hurt their feelings, but it was the fact that you kind of didn’t care because you felt justified in your actions.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

You were a square.

Capricorns are reliable, responsible, and enjoy structure. This very often leads them to being super boring at best, and downright copycats at worst. Capricorns just kind of like to do what other people are doing, because that’s safe. Your ex was afraid to tell you that you were completely uninspiring to them.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

You were obsessed with finding external validation.

Aquariuses are known for being go-getting CEO types, but what is far less commonly acknowledged is the fact that they are this way because they crave validation. Aquariuses are super susceptible to feeling inferior, and when mixed with their driven, competitive nature, they like to prove to themselves and the world around them that they are in fact worthy of (whatever). Your ex was afraid to tell you that you were too interested in having your ego comforted than actually caring about who you were with (and you probably picked your partner because they made you look good more than you actually cared about them).

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

You could not get your life together in the real world.

Sure, the “real world” for a Pisces is dreamland, and the main focus of their existence is art, theory, philosophy and spirituality, but there are also bills to pay and an actual reality to deal with, and you simply could not do that. Your ex was afraid to tell you that you were too much of a free spirit for them, they needed at least a semblance of structure or clarity about the future, and you could barely even give that to yourself. 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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