(March 21st to April 19th)
Because you completely shook them out of their monotonous routine. Before you, every part of their life was very repetitive and very structured. When you came in, they started venturing out of their comfort zone, trying new things, and overall feeling more excited about their own life. Without you, they feel like they’re just going back to their same old boring life.
(April 20th to May 21st)
Because you gave them a sense of comfort and a sense of home. Before you, they felt like a wanderer – like they were just listlessly walking around, looking for belonging. When you came into their life, you showed them warmth and acceptance and closeness, which was something they hadn’t felt for a long time. Without you, they feel like they’re completely on their own again, without a steady foundation to give them meaning and joy.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Because you showed them how to be ready for anything. You were never boring or repetitive or predictable. Before you, their life had a sense of order and a formula that bore them to tears. When you came into their life, they started exploring new paths, trying new hobbies, saying ‘yes’ to so much more than they used to. Without you, they feel like they are once again settling for dullness and monotony, and that they are living much less colorfully.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Because you made them feel more loved than anyone ever had before. You treated them with a certain tenderness that no other romantic partner had shown them, and you made them feel completely understood and accepted for who they are. Without you, they feel like they are continually trying to connect with new people and failing, because it’s simply not at the same level of trust, emotional intimacy, and love that it was with you.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Because you were such a solid, steady, and dependable presence in their life. You were always going out of your way to make their life a little easier and make them feel cared for. Before you, they felt so much more unstable and all over the place, but as soon as you came into their life, they had a grounding sense of comfort. Without you, they feel once again shaky, unsteady, and totally alone.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Because being around you was simultaneously uplifting, exciting, and calming. You were like a dose of much-needed serotonin every time they were with you. Before you, they spent so much less time focusing on simply having fun, experiencing joy, and doing things that made them happy. You brought so much light into their life, and now, without you, they feel like all the energy and brightness within them has been zapped out.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Because they loved and admired your sense of self-possession and confidence. They felt like being around you made them so much more introspective, focused, and confident in themselves – because your good qualities were so magnetic and contagious. And now, without you, they feel once again lethargic, lost, and stagnant.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
Because you woke up a part of them that had long been forgetting to make room in their life for fun, lightness, joy, and optimism. Before you, they had moved from ‘practical’ to ‘cynical’ and were struggling to find their way back to a healthy balance. When you came into the picture, you reminded them not only that it was okay, but that it was important, to search for the good in things and the good in people. And now without you, they feel like they are slowly moving back into that dark and heavy place again.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Because you had a confidence, a directness, and a self-certainty that they had never seen in anyone else. You weren’t intimidated by much, and even when you were, you never let it stop you from going after what you wanted. Being with you made them look at their life, their goals, and their dreams in a whole new light, and you sparked a thirst for life within them that they hadn’t felt in a long time. Without you, they feel like so much of their energy and zest has burned out, and being with you feels like the only way they could ever find it again.
(January 21st to February 18th)
Because you had an honesty and authenticity about you that was unlike anyone else. Even though it took them a little time to really get to know you, your genuine nature and your ability to make them feel like they could talk about anything with you is something they miss every second of every day. Without you, they feel like they are trying and failing to have deep and interesting conversations with anyone, and all they want to do is call you on the phone and talk until four in the morning.
(February 19th to March 20th)
Because you reminded them how to enjoy all of life’s beautiful little things. Being with you was so light and peaceful and carefree – you brought them a sense of calm and a clarity that they hadn’t experienced in a long time. Before you, they had forgotten the importance of enjoying the small stuff and living minimally to find true joy. And now, without you, they feel like they are back to a toxic life that is weighed down by things that don’t even matter – and all they want is to be back with you, watching the sunset or enjoying the feel of a hot cup of coffee in their hands.