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5 Zodiac Signs With Critical Partners, According To Astrology

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5 Zodiac Signs With Critical Partners, According To Astrology

Why would anyone stay in a relationship where their partner was extremely critical of them? It’s one thing if you ask someone’s honest opinion, but it’s quite another when they’re always telling you how you’re failing, pointing out every little thing you should do but aren’t, or have an overall attitude that you’re just not cutting it.

Could you imagine being constantly criticized by anyone, let alone your partner? They're the one person in the world who should think you’re perfect, and even your failures are beautiful.

There are those who thrive with honest commentary, as it lights a fire under them and makes them work harder because they have something to prove. If you’re strong and can defend yourself, and you’re okay with a critical partner, that’s great. But if you’re only staying with them because you’re too scared to leave, or their criticism confirms what you feel about yourself, that’s not healthy.

You need high self-esteem and the ability to filter out what’s helpful in what your critical partner says to have a fulfilling relationship. If your partner is critical of you at your request, they should be able to take the same amount of commentary about themselves.

So, who are the zodiac signs in astrology who tend to have critical partners?

1. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are compassionate and helpful people, and they tend to believe that when their partner is critical, they are coming from a good place. Pisces tend to balance out their partner's critical voice by showing kindness and compassion to them.

Clearly, if their partner feels the need to be in a superior position, they're hurting on some level.

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2. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis know they have many great qualities, but they're always wanting to improve themselves. They often have difficulties being consistent, staying focused, and making decisions. They believe that having a critical partner who has their best interests at heart is good for them.

Critical partners give the impression of someone who's strong and knows what they're doing, which can be a great relief to Gemini. If their partner becomes too critical, Gemini can use that as a reason to get out of the relationship.

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3. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

When Cancer is in a relationship with a critical person, their partner didn't start off as very critical; over time, they became more and more demanding. But Cancer isn't going to give up on their partner when they're in an already established relationship.

They may try to look beyond the surface and figure out what their partner is really saying. Is it about how Cancer didn't respond to their texts, or is it really about how lonely their partner feels when Cancer isn't there?

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4. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras can be critical of themselves, and when their partner is critical too, it just reaffirms what Libra already believes. They are able to see things from other people's perspective, and that is true for someone else's assessment of them.

One thing Libra tries to do is to not react right away, which gives them more control over their behavior. When this zodiac sign isn't in the mood for honest criticism, they'll ignore their partner or just pretend to listen and think about something else.

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5. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

There are times when Capricorn doubts their own worth and value. They want to do better and be better, so they lean on their partner to help guide them. Capricorns look at it as honest feedback, and think their partner is as invested in their success as they are.

Capricorns are used to dealing with critical bosses, so they often seek out the same in their partners. They know that it can be easier for people to criticize rather than praise, so when their partner compliments them, it means something.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.