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How To Make A Long-Distance Relationship Work, By Zodiac Sign

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How To Make A Long-Distance Relationship Work, By Zodiac Sign

When you enter into a romantic relationship with a person it's commonly expected that the two of you will be spending a ton of one on one time together, sleeping in the same bed, going on dates and enjoying each others company.

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But, like zodiac sign matches in astrology, not all relationships work this way. Sometimes due to careers, family, cultural divides, circumstance and new opportunities we can't be physically near our partners. An estimated 14 to 15 million people in the United States have a long distance relationship and know this all too well.

Relationships are hard to maintain even for couples who live in the same area code, so being involved with a partner who is an airplane ride away can really put added strain on the relationship. That being said, long distance relationships are not always doomed and according to a study, published in the Journal of Communication, absence really can make the heart grow fonder.

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Couples who live apart can actually have more meaningful interactions and more intimacy than those who see each other daily. No one's ever said that long distance relationships are easy, but the distance doesn't have to ruin your relationship either. Simple adjustments to your attitude and lifestyle can help you keep your loved one in your life, using astrology can help you, too.

With the help of astrology, you can get a sense of what it might personally be like if you were to be in a long-distance relationship. Depending on our unique character traits, some of us may actually thrive in an LDR while others of us should steer clear of one. If you do end up in a long distance relationship take comfort in the fact that if you can survive the distance, your relationship can survive just about anything.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Most compatible LDR partner: Taurus 


Being in a long distance relationship is challenging but you never back down from a new challenge and are always looking for a way to rise above adversity and come out the victor. With your determination and can-do attitude, there’s nothing you can’t and won’t take on, so a long distance relationship will prove to be no big deal for an Aries. Though your non-Aries partner may feel differently since your innate sense of entitlement and selfish ways might make your partner feel neglected in the relationship.

Aries you will need to be reminded to put your partner's needs before your own and to go the extra mile to do so. You have a ton of energy and a very high libido, so the biggest long-distance obstacle for you will be not having your partner there to cater to your sexual needs.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Most compatible LDR partner: Capricorn 

You are a very sensual person who relies on touch and physical contact to feel connected with your partner, so you will struggle in a long distance relationship. Not being able to know where your partner is and what they are doing throughout the day will greatly test the patients of your possessive personality. You crave stability so having a schedule and a routine around things like talking on the phone and Facetime sessions, will prove very beneficial for both you and your partner and will help you feel more secure in your relationship.

You enjoy the finer things in life and love it when your partner wine and dines you. You're going to have to adjust to solo indulgences if you're in a long-distance relationship.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Most compatible LDR partner: Leo

Being a good communicator is pivotal to making an LDR work, and lucky for your communication is something you excel at. You are a chatterbox and will want to share with your LDR partner everything that is going on in your life (and the lives of others). You might rack up a hefty phone bill over time, especially if your partner is overseas, but sharing the mundane details of daily life is important in order to maintain a level of interrelatedness with your partner.

You hate being alone and those lonely nights are bound to get you down occasionally but your resourceful nature will find a way to make those lonely nights less painful. You have a lot of distracted energy and you can be restless, although you hate having a routine it might prove valuable to maintain a soft schedule of when you and your partner spend (virtual) time together.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Most compatible LDR partner: Gemini 

You like the feeling of security and having a strong sense of home. You don't like change and feeling uprooted from the life you've built for yourself, so if you are suddenly faced with being in an LDR it will be a challenge in the beginning. Settling down and starting a family of your own is very important to you and an LDR might cause you a lot of apprehensions because it might slow down this goal.     

Cancers are notorious for being nurturing, sentimental souls who often put emotions and feelings over logic and reason so your LDR partner might find it difficult to communicate with you. You are very attached to the ones around you and you are loyal to a fault so once you put your worries and anxieties aside, an LDR could actually be successful for you.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Most compatible LDR partner: Aries 

You feel like a Queen/King and require that the people around you do as well. You love being the center of attention and want your partner to shower you with affection, which can be difficult when you're in an LDR. Leos love being dramatic so try not to get too swept up in the melodramatic version of what an LDR is like; stay grounded and keep in mind that a long distance relationship can actually run smoothly without all the theatrics.

You have a hard time sharing the spotlight and your LDR partner might start to feel like a supporting role in your life instead of a star player—make a point to incorporate them in your daily pursuits and achievements. You have an infectious vigor for life so when your partner is feeling down due to the distance between you, use your vivacious spirit to lift theirs up.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Most compatible LDR partner: Scorpio 


You have a very methodical approach to life and everything you do is with an impeccable flair and your LDR is no different. You are dedicated and when you make a commitment, you see it all the way through so a long distance relationship won't be too much of an obstacle for you. Virgos are very loyal and you are willing to put in the effort to make your relationship work.

You can be a major perfectionist which might drive your LDR partner crazy if they are unable to maintain an efficient schedule that fits your overly critical standards. When things don’t go the way you planned you can get anxious and keeping up with an LDR can be stressful at times so it’s important you don’t allow it to overwhelm you.  Your supportive nature will prove to be an asset to both you and your partner when times get difficult.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Most compatible LDR partner: Virgo 

Libras hate confrontation and are always trying to be the cooperative, diplomatic ones during trying times. This tendency to be fair-minded is both an asset and a disadvantage when applying it to an LDR; it’s good that you are willing to compromise for your partner but it’s equally as important that you assert your needs and take care of your happiness as well as your partners.  

You can be extremely indecisive which can be a nuisance to your LDR partner who prefers to have a consistent schedule surrounding your one on one time. But your unwavering commitment to the relationship will ultimately be your saving grace when in a long distance relationship.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Most compatible LDR partner: Libra 

Scorpio you tend to be very distrusting of others and you often let jealousy get the best of you. If you are constantly suspicious of what your LDR partner is up to they will inevitably begin to resent you for the lack of trust you have in the relationship. Your secretive ways may have your partner feeling like they are being left in the dark and they consequently may become suspicious of you.

You like feeling like you are in complete control over every situation, so when your LDR partner doesn't get back to you right away or does not divulge every aspect of their lives, you are bound to be provoked. Scorpios your intensity can actually be an asset if you direct that passion to making your long distance relationship work.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Most compatible LDR partner: Pisces 

Sagittarius are probably the most suited for a long distance relationship due to their optimism and idealism. Your enthusiasm is contagious, so if you are always looking for the silver lining of a situation it will rub off on your partner. Your lighthearted, jovial nature enables you to not take life too seriously which allows you to effortlessly brush off the trivial disputes that might destroy a long distance relationship.

You’re a free spirit who enjoys travel and new experiences; so frequent trips to visit your LDR partner will almost feel like you aren’t really apart at all. You hate feeling constrained in life and that includes in your relationship so a long distance one might actually be advantageous for you; it allows you a level of freedom and autonomy from your partner while still being able to maintain an intimate connection.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Most compatible LDR partner: Cancer

You are very traditional so an unconventional take on a relationship might not be the best option for you. You like to have everything planned out so you can arrange for the long-term. An LDR might be too overwhelming for you as you often make impossible goals for yourself and when things don’t pan out the way you hoped you get discouraged.

Capricorns are extremely devoted and ambitious so when you set your sights on making your LDR work it can be a success. It’s important for a Capricorn to celebrate and enjoy the little victories in a long distance relationship as well as the milestones. Flexibility and listening to your heart instead of your head will prove very beneficial for you when in a long distance relationship.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Most compatible LDR partner: Sagittarius 

Aquarius can be very aloof at times and find it hard to let people into their lives and show their vulnerabilities. Your guarded nature can make a long distance relationship very challenging. You enjoy your freedom and prefer to keep things light on an interpersonal level which is hard on a partner who wants to be more intimate in a relationship, especially for one who can't regularly see and spend time with you. Your partner may quickly start feeling that you are detached and that you don't care about the relationship.

You are a good communicator when you open up and you have a knack for solving problems so an LDR can be successful when you apply these skills. You value your friendships above almost everything else, so even if your LDR doesn't work out that person will still remain an important part of your life.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Most compatible LDR partner: Libra  

You tend to live in your head and sometimes you seem out of touch with reality. When a long distance relationship gets tough you might decide to avoid and deny the issues instead of dealing with them directly. This tendency to run from your problems will eventually catch up with you in a negative way and your LDR partner will feel like you aren’t serious enough about the relationship.

You are a dreamer and a romantic who yearns to find unconditional love but it’s important for you to stay grounded and realistic about your relationship. An LDR can be just as charming and whimsical as you are when you utilize your attentiveness and allure to build a relationship fit for the two of you.