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How You Deal With Family Stress, Per Astrology

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How You Deal With Family Stress, Per Astrology

Your family is going to drive you insane – there’s absolutely no way around it. And you want to know what’s even worse than your family driving you totally crazy?

If you say anything to them about it, there’s a good chance that they’ll make it even worse because you brought it up.

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I know, that’s so frustrating, right? That’s family for ya. Family can drive you crazy in a lot of different ways.

Sometimes, they poke fun at the fact that you’re not dating someone, or that you’ve been walking around the house all day bundled up in your comforter because you have the day off, and it drives you up a wall.

Then, there are the times when they’re not doing anything to you at all, they’re just annoying the heck out of you because that’s just what they do.

Listen, I get that family is annoying, but you’re part of the family too, so I would choose my battles before I started complaining. Just saying.


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My family constantly drives me insane. I’m so glad that I currently live in another state because I only have a tolerance of about two and a half days around them before I’m ready to leave.

One thing my family always does – and I mean everyone in my family – is make my sister and I feel like we can’t do anything or go anywhere until we tell everyone else what we’re doing.

While everyone else, on the other hand, gets to do whatever they want and we only ever hear about things last minute. Oh, you’re coming to visit for the weekend?

I hadn’t heard. What’s that? You made plans for the whole family for tomorrow and there’s no way for me to turn you down?

Hmm, too bad for me, I guess I’ll have to cancel my other plans.

I love my family, but they drive me crazy all. the. time. How we react to this craziness varies from one Sun sign to another horoscope.

Some of us are able to just shrug it off. I mean, that’s what family does, so you might as well get used to it, right?

Other zodiac signs need to express their anger somehow or just get some alone time, otherwise they’re going to snap.

 And as someone who knows what it feels like to want to say something to your family (but not knowing how to actually do it because they’re still your family), it’s very important to find that alone time to distress and vent.

Your family will always drive you crazy, but knowing how to handle it will at least make it a little easier to manage.

Here’s how your zodiac sign reacts when your family drives you insane, according to astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

No matter how blunt you sound, Aries, you're just going to tell your family to knock it off if they start driving you crazy. You might sound a little cranky like a child when they're really driving you insane, but at least you're good with communication.

You know when to speak up and you're not afraid to raise your voice. And because your family knows that you're serious and you want your voice to be heard, they're inclined to listen to you.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you hate starting fights, and sometimes telling your family that they're driving you crazy and start an argument. You'd much rather just remove yourself from the situation because not every situation deserves a reaction.

Your family is going to drive you crazy, it's a fact. But you don't have to react, especially since you're likely to say something you don't mean. Listen to some music or watch Netflix instead.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you tend to get along better with your family than most zodiac signs, but that doesn't mean they don't still drive you insane. You just know that when they do inevitably drive you crazy that it's not worth a big reaction over because it's usually pointless.

You only engage with your family when they drive you crazy if you have something to say. If they're just generally annoying you, you take that as your cue to hang out with a friend instead.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you're definitely the moody type, but you don't let that dictate how you react when your family is driving you crazy. Sure, it might bother you, but you also know that your family puts up with a lot of your crap, so you can put up with theirs.

When they start poking fun at you or going off on some annoying tangent that you have to listen to, you're most likely going to just suck it up until they're done. Hey, it could be worse, right?

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

One thing your family knows wholeheartedly about you, Leo, is that you're very honest. If they're driving you nuts, you're going to be honest with them and say that family time is starting to give you a headache and that you need a break.

Even though you're honest, you're not mean or underhanded about it. You just say, "Hey, you're driving me crazy," and move on. There's no need to get angry or turn it into something bigger.


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you know how to take a lot of crap from people. I mean, there's probably very few people out there like you who can sit there and let their family drive them insane without so much as batting an eye. It might rub you the wrong way, but you know they still love you.

When your family is being annoying, you let them have their fun – getting angry isn't going to help. Chances are, you're in your own thoughts anyway to really even care, so why bother?

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you tend to be non-confrontational, even when your family is making your blood boil. You try to keep your cool (because flipping out is NOT cute), but it definitely still bothers you.

For the most part, you tend to keep your mouth shut when your family drives you crazy.

The only time you actually say something is when you just can't hold it in any longer. They've been picking on you alllll day, and it's finally time for you to speak up (and it's gonna be brutal).

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you can get pretty fiery when your family is driving you crazy. You don't really like when anyone – especially your friends and family – poke fun at you... even if it is all in fun.

You might be able to ignore some of it, but eventually, you're going to explode. After you explode, you tend to get quiet and pout somewhere away from them.

You want your family to know that they're driving you nuts and that you just want to be alone to cool off.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

You hate turning molehills into mountains, Sagittarius. Your family is going to drive you crazy on a daily basis, just like the earth is going to continue to spin.

What's the point? You have better things to do than let it rub you the wrong way.

Not only that, but you know your family doesn't mean you any harm. In fact, the best way to get them to stop driving you crazy is to just get in on the harmless fun.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you don't really have the energy to tell your family off. So, whenever they start annoying you or driving you crazy, you shrug it off – you've got better things to do than sit around and let them bother you.

If you do decide to react, you do it in a more mature way than most zodiac signs would. It might not get them to back off, but you do what you can and move on.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

It sounds weird to say, but you kind of like that your family drives you crazy. It makes you feel like you belong to something important. Plus, everyone is a little annoying at times (even you), so you know that getting upset over it isn't worth it because you probably do the same thing.

If you decide to react when your family drives you crazy, you separate yourself from them and get some much-needed alone time. Once you clear your head, you feel much better.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

When your family drives you crazy, you try to get as far away from them as possible – sometimes even removing yourself from reality for a bit. Maybe that means smoking with your BFF or cozying up in bed with Netflix; you just need to get into a different head space for a bit.

You know your family doesn't mean anything by it, but it can still bother you when they drive you crazy. Rather than get emotional, you prefer to just isolate yourself and zone out.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.