The 5 Zodiac Signs Whose Emotional Distance Signal A Potential Divorce

If closing up is unusual for your partner, then I've got bad news for you.

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Unfortunately, breakups are often inevitable. No matter how much you love a person or are willing to chop off your own fingers to make it work, if the other person isn’t into it, then it’s probably the end.

Each zodiac sign has its own unique ways of dealing with the feelings of apprehensiveness or being flat-out ready to leave a relationship, but a few have telltale giveaways that they want out.


More specifically, several signs will emotionally distance themselves long before the breakup rather than ripping it off like a band-aid. These zodiac signs will leave you hanging on, wondering whether or not there’s even a problem with the relationship or if they’re just going through some stuff on their own.



You might notice that they avoid saying “I love you” or that you’re starting to have trouble making conversation with them. Either way, it might be best for you to encourage them to be open and honest so they (and you!) don’t continue to suffer in silence.

Breakups are usually difficult to some degree for all involved, and these 5 zodiac signs know better than others that treading lightly is important. If their emotional distance is causing distress for you, it may be best for you to pull the plug so they don’t have to. They may actually surprise you with their willingness to open up as long as you’re the one to initiate. For some horoscopes, it may take time to avoid divorce when they have already begun to emotionally separate from your relationship. 


Here are the 5 horoscopes and their zodiac signs most likely to emotionally separate themselves from the relationship before the big breakup, according to astrology, by zodiac sign.

GEMINI (May 20 - June 21)

While Geminis can be expressive and communicative, they can also be extremely indecisive. If your Gemini partner is being emotionally distant, it is likely NOT due to their wanting to break up with you.


Rather, he or she is more likely pondering if they even want to leave the relationship, just to be sure. Once they’ve made their final decision, they will not hesitate to let you know ASAP; they hate feeling confined or constrained.  

Geminis might also hold off the breakup due to nervousness. Their affectionate nature doesn’t leave much room for hurting people, so they’ll let their internal turmoil fester for a while if it means holding back others’ pain. Another telltale sign of a Gemini’s intent to end a relationship is their physical distance. If your Gemini partner is avoiding you altogether by leaving you alone, it’s easy to predict what’s coming.

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2.  CANCER (June 21 - July 22)


If your partner is a Cancer, I have good news for you: they are likely emotionally attached to you and might not end up going through with a possible breakup due to their loyalty.

Cancers focus on sentimental details and are sensitive to any wavering in the relationship dynamic. However, if they are deeply pondering a breakup, they will distance themselves to brood and reflect upon past occurrences in the relationship (they have remarkably keen memories).

Therefore, when the time comes to officially break up, they won’t hold back in telling you EXACTLY what you did wrong … including the reasons that span back over a year.

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3. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are prone to closing themselves up in their shells, and as a result, they may come across as being emotionally aloof or distant. This is especially true if a breakup is on the horizon.

Your Virgo partner is likely deeply analyzing the relationship, weighing the pros and cons of a breakup before committing to it. Their doubt drives their ability to overthink, often getting trapped in the cycle of indecisiveness.


However, their silence might be due to unfounded paranoia. It’s probably best to question a Virgo and try to find out the root causes before beating them to the breakup. It may be all for nothing!

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4. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)


It’s no secret that Libras are emotional, but they also hate confrontation. Passive-aggressiveness is like a second nature to them. They’ll carry around the weight of their thoughts as long as possible to avoid a conflict, especially with someone who they care about.

Libras are also extremely afraid of being alone. Even a bad relationship often seems better than taking the plunge back into the single life for a Libra, so they’ll hold on until it is absolutely inevitable. The good news is that this means that the end is truly, without doubt, the end of the relationship.

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5. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

If you’re in a relationship with an Aquarius, you’re likely well aware of how little they express emotion in the first place. It may be difficult to discern their regular behavior from their intentional pre-breakup emotional distancing, but it will happen nonetheless.

They’re also problem-solvers which means they’ve likely pondered (or are pondering) any possible solution to salvage the relationship if it’s worth it to them. Then again, they might just be holding back the inevitable expression of emotion and inner thought that comes with initiating a breakup.


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