Nothing worthwhile is 100 percent good.
Love is a very complex emotion. There are many types of love — universal love, love for oneself, sexual love, familial love, and even a love between friends. Love may come easily for some but be incredibly difficult for others.
We need love and a connection to others to survive. Many of us spend a lot of time searching for love and working to keep the love we have. Relationships take work, no matter how ideal they may seem to be. No one has it easy 100 percent of the time, not with their own growth and not when they’re in a relationship.
There are those who say they love us unconditionally which seems like the greatest challenge of them all. It's difficult to not allow anything that another person did or said to influence the feelings you have for them.
We all have characteristics and qualities that are both positive and negative. No one is perfect and it can be difficult for us, let alone other people, to accept or even appreciate our less-than-attractive traits. Sometimes you have to just hope that your negative qualities are annoying but not complete dealbreakers.
Since we don’t come with warning labels, it’s a good idea to be as open and honest with the people in your life as possible, especially if you can imagine a future with that person. You don’t want to pretend to be someone you’re not, only to be rejected when the truth of your personality comes out.
While you’re being completely yourself, you also want to hold some things back. You don’t want to take away the opportunity for your partner to discover things about you. There are many challenges to truly loving ourselves and someone else.
Everyone deserves true love, but here are the good and bad things about loving each zodiac sign.
Good: An Aries will bring a lot of excitement and fun to a relationship. They're never boring and inspire their partners to be their best selves possible. Aries are extremely loyal and supportive.
Bad: It's difficult to get an Aries to sit still for any length of time and they can be exhausting to be around. An Aries will have a temper tantrum if they don't get their way and since winning is very important to them, they're bad losers.
Good: When you love a Taurus, you'll get double that love back. They're very patient, warmhearted, and determined. They'll make your house a cozy sanctuary so staying home is always the best option.
Bad: Taurus can sometimes get completely self-involved and greedy. They can go overboard with the rest and relaxation. No one is as stubborn as a Taurus and they tend not to want to compromise. When in love with one, be prepared to make a lot of concessions to what they want.
Good: When you're with a Gemini, you're always entertained and stimulated. They're super-smart and are wonderful conversationalists — they can talk about anything with anyone and still expand people's minds.
Bad: When you love a Gemini, it's as if you love two people — sometimes it's the brilliant, talkative, social genius and other times it's the scarily quiet loner. While their unpredictability can be exciting, too much of it can be frustrating and annoying.
Good: Cancers are so intuitive and thoughtful that they'll know exactly what you need when you need it. Their love is like a warm blanket on a chilly day: cozy, comfortable, and exactly what you need.
Bad: It's not that their moodiness is bad per se, it's just that there is no middle ground with their emotions; they feel all them with every part of their being. They can be extremely needy which can test the patience of their partners.
Good: No one can work a room like a Leo. They're the star wherever they go and when you love a Leo, it's as if the stars shine on you as well. They're very generous, creative, and faithful. Leos make excellent partners if they're allowed to be slightly more dominant.
Bad: Leos need to be in charge which can come off as bossy, domineering and patronizing. The funny thing is that for all their self-confidence and self-love, they still need a ton of support and praise from their loved ones.
Good: Virgos are excellent partners because they're willing to learn to do whatever it takes to make their significant others happy. They'll solve any problem, fix anything that needs repair and still have time to search for your favorite childhood treat to surprise you with.
Bad: Virgos can be challenging to love when they get hypercritical of themselves and everyone in their inner circle. They worry about almost everything and when they get in their perfectionist mode, you can be made to feel that nothing you do is good enough.
Good: Libras are open-minded and non-judgmental in that they'll always be able to see things from their partner's perspective. Libras are charming, romantic, and idealistic. Loving them comes easily to most people.
Bad: Libra's inability to make a decision can drive you insane sometimes. Just order already! They hate confrontations, unless it involves a huge injustice, and prefer to suffer in silence like a martyr. They crave balance but don't seem to understand that it's not harmonious if you're just pushing down your feelings until they explode.
Good: You can trust a Scorpio implicitly as they'll never lie to you and are very loyal. They feel things intensely and live their life passionately and with purpose.
Bad: It may be surprising to know that Scorpios are actually one of the most vulnerable of all the signs, especially since they hide it with things like silent treatments, being touchy, and giving others the stink-eye. Scorpios tend to be intolerant of other people's flaws.
Good: Sagittarius is easy to love because they're so open and fun. They love to share experiences with people and they love to laugh and have a good time.
Bad: It can be challenging to get a Sagittarius to commit to anything, from marriage to getting theater tickets. They can get antsy if they think someone or something is trying to tie them down.
Good: Capricorns are responsible, dependable, and hard working. The great thing is, for all their maturity and practicality, they have great senses of humor and have extremely healthy sexual appetites.
Bad: When Capricorns get into a work mode, they tend to get a little carried away and have trouble stopping for things like breaks, dinner, or vacations. They need to know that a life filled only with work isn't a life lived to the fullest and getting them to see this can be extremely difficult.
Good: There's a lot of good to love about an Aquarius, they're humanitarians, inventive, and smart. They'll accept you for who are and you'll never need to hold back a part of yourself. They'll help you to see the world as an artwork in progress.
Bad: When an Aquarius is angry with you, you'll know it by the cold shoulder and silent treatment they give you, and not because they'll tell you how they're feeling. They keep their feelings to themselves and feel uncomfortable when others get emotional.
Good: Pisces are lovely, creative people who are sympathetic to all those in need. They're very deep beings and crave intimacy. They fall hard for their loved ones and are very loving, tender and generous to those who love them back.
Bad: It's not easy loving a Pisces when they allow people to walk all over them. You wish you could give them a backbone but it probably wouldn't help; they'd just be duped again.