An Explanation For Why Each Zodiac Sign Cheats

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Camila Cordeiro

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

Because whether you’re in an awful relationship or the best relationship of your life, you get completely freaked out when things become steady and ‘regular.’ You are terrified of routines and you are terrified of losing your edge.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

Because you’d rather hurt them before they hurt you. You have a lot of issues with jealousy and possessiveness, so even if nothing is wrong, you will sometimes read into something that means nothing at all, and end up cheating on your partner before (you’re convinced) they eventually cheat on you.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

Because you have no idea what you want. And when you don’t know what you want, rather than talking about it, you typically just panic and self-sabotage instead.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Because you don’t know how to let go of grudges. Oftentimes, when you cheat, it’s because they cheated first. And even though you said you’d forgive them, you don’t know how to let things go. So you find yourself subconsciously searching for a way to hurt them as much as they hurt you.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

Because you have a need for control. And because you can’t control every aspect of your relationship (particularly your partner’s decisions), you go off the deep end and make poor decisions of your own.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

Because you search for problems where there are none.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

Because you get restless and antsy and easily distracted by shiny new things. And because you don’t know how to talk about it, you act on it instead.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

Because a certain part of you thrives on having secrets. And for the most part, you control and manage this aspect of your personality. But sometimes, when you’re not careful, you let it take over and you get addicted to the high of the sneaking around.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

Because you’re overly optimistic and unworried about the ‘appropriateness’ of some of your relationships. You’re so convinced that you won’t cheat, that you let yourself get too close to someone you’re attracted to who’s not your significant other, and then when it’s too late, you’re already giving in to your temporary desires.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

Because you convince yourself that the relationship isn’t going to work out anyway, so you try to get ahead of your own heartbreak by sabotaging your relationship all on your own.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

Because you’re afraid of how vulnerable you are with your significant other and how much you trust them with your heart. So you overcorrect and run into the arms of a warm body who can distract you and temporarily relieve you with how little they know about you.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

Because you don’t know what you want or how to figure it out, and instead of trying out the infinite number of experiences that can lead to self-exploration, you take the easy and tempting way out by occupying yourself with a fun distraction. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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