Why Are Taurus So Hard To Love?

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Why Are Taurus So Hard To Love?

There's something loveable about a Taurus zodiac sign. When they care, they dote and are generous and kind.

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But, people who are in a relationship with a Taurus often say that they are one of the hardest zodiac signs to be in a relationship with.

Why are Taurus so hard to love?

Considering Taurus is ruled by the planet of love and beauty, it's surprising that they can be so hard to love.

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But between their stubborn nature and emotional unavailability, the bull isn't the easiest in a relationship.

Although they have their strengths —Taurus are reliable, patient and responsible — those born between April 20 and May 20 definitely have their flaws.

Why are Taurus so hard to love?

1. They are stubborn.

The celestial spirit animal of Taurus makes a lot of sense, considering they tend to be quite bullheaded.

Moreover, Taurus is a fixed earth sign. While this makes them reliable and stable, it also means that they dislike change.

Taurus is a creature of habit and like things the way that they like them.

They are stuck in their ways, which doesn't leave a lot of room for the other person in a relationship.

Once a Taurus has an opinion in their head, there is no convincing them otherwise. In fact, they are so certain that they are right, that they will argue about it until everyone else agrees.

Taurus are bad in conflict because they would rather continue to fight than admit they're wrong. Likely they won't even agree to disagree.

Compromise is a vital part of any relationship, and if one partner is too stubborn to do so, it can be extremely frustrating.

2. Taurus is self-centered.

The second sign in the zodiac often struggles to look outside of themselves.

It’s in their nature to put themselves first and protect their own interests at all costs.  

As an earth sign, they are dedicated, driven and hardworking. Taurus have practical goals and will do everything in their power to achieve them.

Usually, these goals include the accumulation of material possessions because they are ruled by planet Venus.

Venus may be the planet of love, but it also rules over things like luxury, pleasure, and value, meaning Taurus tend to be materialistic and greedy.

They know what they want and will stop at nothing to get it.

Unfortunately, in their effort to achieve their goals and attain security, they may lose sight of what really matters.

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3. They can have a temper.

Taurus tend to hide their emotions, so it takes a lot for them to get visibly upset. When they do; however, it's undoubtedly explosive.

Though Taurus can keep their cool in most situations, when something really upsets them, they aren't afraid to make a scene and let others know about it.

Their sharp tongue, stubborn nature, and explosive rage result in aggressive outbursts.  

4. They are possessive.

Taurus has a very jealous and possessive nature.

Because it takes Taurus a while to trust others, they get very attached to their partners.

Taurus are committed and prefer long-term relationships to flings.

If they sense their partner drifting away, they will work hard to pull them back, which may come off as possessive.

Still, Taurus have a jealous tendency. Whether in a relationship or even just a friendship, Taurus wants you all to themselves.

Even a lingering look or short conversation with someone else can set a Taurus off, especially if they don't approve of the other person.

What others see as being possessive, Taurus see as being overprotective.

5. Taurus is emotionally unavailable.

Because of their focus on material possessions, Taurus can be very introspective and tend to internalize their emotions.

They are not one to vocalize their feelings unless prompted.

It takes a while for them to warm up to new people, so you'll probably always see them with the same set of friends.

Their stubborn nature combined with their preference for introspection means that they can come across as cold and closed off.

But just because they struggle to communicate their thoughts, doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong.

Taurus also keeps a lot of secrets from those around them, making them difficult to trust.

On the bright side, their ability to keep secrets makes them the ideal confidant.

If you need to get something off your chest, Taurus is a great person to talk to, as they will take your secret to the grave.

6. Taurus is bossy.

Their dominant personality mixed with unwavering stubbornness makes for a very bossy sign.

As a fixed earth sign, Taurus is persistent, determined, and often uptight.

They expect submission from others.

Relationships require to give and take, but Taurus doesn't always understand that.   

They expect their partner to follow their orders without question, making them hard to love.

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Audrey Jaber is a writer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She covers a variety of topics for YourTango, including news, entertainment, and astrology.