The One Thing You Need To Realize About Love In 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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(March 21st to April 19th)

In 2018 you need to realize that love won’t always be fun and exciting. Sometimes it feels comfortable and safe. As an Aries you like thrills and adventure, but when it comes to people who have every intention to stay in your life rather than leave, it won’t always feel like a thrill ride.


(April 20th to May 21st)

In 2018 you need to realize that actions speak louder than words especially when it comes to love. It’s easy for someone to say they love you, to make a promise and tell you they’ll be there, but it’s not easy for them to demonstrate it, to keep that promise and show you that love is something more than a simple declaration. It’s easy to declare love, but it’s not easy to show that it’s true.


(May 22nd to June 21st)

In 2018 you need to realize that you choose to love someone. And you choose to leave or stay. Love is an active choice that you can choose to make or not. Sometimes decisions are hard, choosing to love someone, if it’s the right person, shouldn’t be so difficult.


(June 22nd to July 22nd)

In 2018 you need to realize that letting go is more than just completely shutting someone out of your life. Sometimes letting go involves real forgiveness, not just ignoring and blocking and unfollowing. Sometimes that forgiveness begins within yourself.


(July 23rd to August 22nd)

In 2018 you need to realize that rejection happens to everyone and you don’t have to be so hard on yourself when it happens to you. Not everyone will like you, you’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean you’re a failure at love and don’t deserve it.


(August 23rd to September 22nd)

In 2018 you need to realize that who you are is enough. You shouldn’t have to second guess every word you say, or every little thing you do in a relationship. You shouldn’t have to be anyone other than yourself. You don’t have to pretend to want things you don’t want and you don’t have to pretend to be interested in things you’re not interested in. Who you truly are is everything someone else is looking for, it’s just a matter of whether you’ve met them yet.


(September 23rd to October 22nd)

In 2018 you need to realize that love is often messy, and it’s never perfect. It’s okay for a relationship to have a rough patch, it’s okay to argue and disagree, and it is definitely okay to be annoyed by all of it. Love isn’t going to always be balanced and you and your partner won’t always be in perfect harmony. Love takes work, and the work you put in sometimes makes a mess.


(October 23rd to November 22nd)

In 2018 you need to realize that constantly comparing won’t make your current situation any better. You are not your partner’s ex, and this relationship is not your past one. Nor are you that couple, and nor do you have to be. In 2018 don’t compare yourself, or your relationship, to everyone else and definitely don’t compare it to your past.


(November 23rd to December 21st)

In 2018 you need to realize that love can withstand distance and time as much as you’re willing to let it. It doesn’t have to feel like torture to keep a relationship going when you’re not physically together. You have to decide whether or not the love is strong enough and worth maintaining, and only you can make that decision.


(December 22nd to January 20th)

In 2018 you need to realize that love won’t always make sense, and it definitely won’t always be practical. Sometimes love sucks, sometimes it happens at the worst time, and sometimes you fall in love with people you never really wanted to fall in love with. Learn to just accept that, and it will start feeling less terrible.


(January 21st to February 18th)

In 2018 you need to realize that you can love someone who’s completely different from anyone you’ve ever loved before, and you don’t have to question or doubt it. You don’t have to date someone who has all of the same interests as you, and you don’t need to look for or date just one type of person just because you always have. Let people surprise you.


(February 19th to March 20th)

In 2018 you need to realize love is more than a romantic gesture. It’s not just a dozen roses and a box of chocolate. Love is work. It’s effort and consistency. It’s arguments and jabs. It’s playful and serious. It’s a beautiful mess of contradictions that can make you the happiest you’ve ever felt and also bring you to the darkest places you’ve ever been. Love isn’t all romance, but it is beautiful. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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