This Is Why He Honestly Couldn’t Love You, Based On His Zodiac Sign

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

He couldn’t love you because he didn’t want to slow down his life for a relationship. Relationships don’t require settling, but in his world they do. He doesn’t want to give up his spontaneous way of life for a day-to-day routine that becomes familiar and eventually old. He wants things to remain new and exciting, and he thinks relationships get boring.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

He couldn’t love you because he was scared to get attached. His heart has been broken before, and he’s slow to open up because of it. He won’t let you completely in because he’s afraid of getting hurt, it really has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with him and his inability to let someone fully love him.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

He couldn’t love you because there were too many uncertainties. He’s extremely indecisive and it seems like he never truly knows what he wants. It will take him a long time to figure it out, and you’re most likely not willing to wait around. He’s not into labels and real commitment because he’s scared one day he’ll wake up and realize he doesn’t actually want to be with you, and if you’re not ‘official’ or a ‘real couple,’ it’s easier for him to pull away.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

He couldn’t love you because he’s insecure. He put you on a pedestal that you knew you didn’t belong on, and he constantly felt like you deserved a man far better than him. He didn’t feel good enough for you in more ways than one. It killed him to think that you were settling, and it also made him feel terrible about himself. He just didn’t have the confidence to be with someone like you.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

He couldn’t love you because he loved himself entirely too much, and there was little to no love leftover for you. He wanted you to treat him like a king. He made your entire relationship about himself, and you have to admit it was exhausting. He couldn’t love you because he couldn’t give you the same love he gave to himself.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

He couldn’t love you because he was entirely too hard on himself. He felt like he wasn’t smart, attractive or secure enough for you and he self-sabotaged your relationship because of it. His expectations for himself were far higher than yours and he couldn’t love you because he didn’t understand that you were fine with him for who he was already, and he didn’t have to change or do anything more to satisfy you.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

He couldn’t love you because he knew he needed you too much. He wanted you around all of the time, and he became entirely too attached. You had a life of your own and you felt that he should to. Your relationship made him feel like a complete person, and it made him realize he doesn’t know who he really is without you, and that terrified him.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

He couldn’t love you because he didn’t know how to trust you. He was jealous and possessive, but he couldn’t help it. Nothing was ever enough for him. You had to do too much to prove your love, and no matter how much you did, it’d never be enough to make him certain that your love was true.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

He couldn’t love you because he wanted too much freedom. He wanted to travel and explore and live life the way he wanted to live it without any consideration of what you wanted. He wasn’t willing to compromise his way of life to make you feel more secure and loved.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

He couldn’t love you because he didn’t make your relationship a priority. He likes to have complete control of his life and the things he spends his time and energy on. He is a very focused person. He’s serious, he just wasn’t serious about you and your relationship.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

He couldn’t love you because he’s afraid of his emotions. Emotional expression for him is like swimming through wet cement, he just can’t do it. You tried to get him to open up to you and he wouldn’t budge. There’s only so much you could do. He let the fear of love prevent him from letting it in, and that’s not your fault.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

He couldn’t love you because he had this grand idea of what your relationship should be, so grand that neither you or him could ever live up to it. He was a romantic and he wanted to sweep you off of your feet, but after he did that he wanted the relationship to remain in a fairy tale state, and it just wasn’t realistic. He was never a realist and he imagined a love that was too great for him to give to you. TC mark

Nicole Tarkoff

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