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5 Zodiac Signs Who Suck At Relationships And Are Better On Their Own

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Relationships aren’t something that everybody excels at. They take some special talents like anything else. You have to be a good communicator, be sensitive to your partner’s needs (without sacrificing your own), and you have to see things from another person’s perspective and compromise.

There are some zodiac signs who are bad at relationships. And as with our personality traits, astrology can influence our relationships, sometimes in the form of horoscopes that encourage us to take a certain path. 

They may be in long-term committed relationships, but they have to work harder than other people to make their relationships healthy and successful. Others are able to recognize that they come up short when it comes to relationships and stay clear of them.

If you're not amazing at one kind of relationship, you may kill it at other kinds. You may be a fantastic friend, child, sibling, or co-worker, it’s just that your romantic relationships always seem to end up with someone (usually you) getting hurt. It may be that the feeling of being tied down causes you extreme anxiety and you always need to feel that you can take off at any time. It can be difficult to find a partner who has the same kind of wanderlust that you do.

However, just because individuals born under your zodiac sign have trouble in relationships, it doesn't mean that it can’t be different for you. If you’re aware of the areas in which you need to improve, and you communicate honestly with your partner, you can become someone who is really good at relationships.

1. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

It isn't that Gemini is a commitment-phobe per se, they just change their minds a lot. They don't want to be tied down to something in case someone more intriguing comes by. They're good at relationships when they have several going at a time.

It's the exclusive two-people-forever kinds of commitments that give them some trouble. Geminis are hard to lock down, and even when they've got a ring on their finger and have been in a relationship for a long time, they can wake up in the morning and have a desperate need to be free in order to see what else (or who else) is out there.

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2. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius are amazing in the early days of a relationship: they're bright, funny, and a ton of fun. But when the more challenging parts of a relationship start to reveal themselves, Sagittarius isn't as excited to have to actually work at it.

If it seems as if things are getting too complicated and that Sagittarius may not have access to the kind of freedom and travel that they crave, they'll get out of the relationship. They don't want to get bored and they don't want to be told that they have to do things they don't enjoy for the sake of the relationship.

Dating and/or friends with benefits work better for Sagittarius — as long as both partners are aware of the no ties approach; then no one gets hurt when Sagittarius takes off.

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3. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Here's why some Aries individuals suck at relationships: they lose their minds sometimes and have huge temper tantrums if they don't get their own way. Yes, Aries are fun, adventurous, and highly entertaining, but there are also times when they get lost in the heat of the moment and behave like brats.

They don't have a filter and will say horrible, mean things and then feel bad about them five minutes later. They can be highly impulsive one minute and completely emotional the next, and sometimes they're both at the same time. Aries have a lot to offer, but sometimes being in a relationship with them means you have to be the parent — and no one wants that.

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4. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

When a Taurus makes a decision, they stick to it, do or die. It's great that they're so decisive, but at the same time, it makes them unbelievably stubborn. They won't back down, they won't compromise, and if you don't like the way they do something or agree with them, you can leave.

It's impossible to be in a relationship with someone who believes that they're never wrong and won't ever try to see things from someone else's perspective. Taurus can be compassionate but they are empathetic. When there's no middle ground in a relationship, it usually isn't a very healthy one.

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5. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

There are times when a Pisces gets into their own head and starts to think that they don't deserve to be in a happy and healthy relationship. When this happens, they start a cycle of sabotage that usually destroys their relationship.

While Pisces is good at second chances, their partner may not be, and some don't want to be involved in breaking up, getting back together, and then breaking up again the next time Pisces has an emotional crisis. If Pisces starts to believe that they're undeserving of the relationship and love, they may act out in destructive ways like cheating or acting so irrationally that it makes it impossible for their partner to stand by them.

The problem is that Pisces truly believes in love and commitment, they just need to believe in their own worthiness of having it.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.