We would like to believe that ‘happily-ever-after’ is the end of the struggles, the point where a couple lives out the rest of their lives free from challenges and trials, but in reality, it’s not that easy. Even the relationships that appear to be completely unstoppable have a breaking point.
Each of us has our own needs, requirements, and demands of our relationships. This stems back to our individual definitions of what makes a ‘healthy relationship’. For some, this requires all of your partner’s attention at all times, making you the center of their world. For others, however, life in a healthy relationship is far more independent while still remaining respectful and committed to one another. Take a moment and look at your own life, what does ‘love’ mean for you?
Once you understand what you believe is required for a relationship to work, it is far easier to spot your breaking point. Why? This is the point where those requirements fall short. For example, if you feel that a relationship must have two people who make their partner 110% the center of their world at all times, then a partner that is suddenly too busy to give you the time of day a couple days each week may be the point where you walk away. If you need someone that can handle your adventurous and exciting lifestyle, realizing that your partner is going to try to tie you down and strip you of your freedom may be your breaking point.
While your relationship breaking point is a very individual thing, there are patterns and trends that help one to predict what this point may be in your life. This is largely based on your personality traits.
“I Will Love You Until…” Discover your relationship breaking point according to your zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19) …Until You Sell Me Out
Bold and determined, an Aries will go to great lengths for the people that they love. They protect and guard their loved ones, keeping them safe from the dangers and trials of the world and all that they ask for in return is that they stay loyal to them. However, if they find out that someone is going to stab them in the back, sell them out or play games with them, they don’t have time for that.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) …Until You Break My Heart
Loyal and dependable, it’s hard to convince a Taurus to let you into the deepest parts of their heart but once you do, they will move heaven and earth for you. They aren’t quick to put their trust in someone but know that once you have earned their love, you have a partner for eternity. They can face some of the greatest challenges in life without breaking a sweat, strong, determined and dependable, but they have one weakness – their lover. If their lover exploits this vulnerability and breaks their heart, they will never go back.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) …Until You Try to Outsmart Me
Gemini are driven by two key areas of their lives, their communication with others and their sharp wit and intellect. They take pride in their ability to outthink and outsmart nearly everyone that they meet, which often puts them a step ahead of the mind games and manipulation that marks many toxic relationships. They are a ball of fun, bringing joy and happiness to their relationships, but the first sign that someone is trying to play games with them and they are going to be out the door. They have no patience for it.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) …Until You Leave Me
If you are looking for a sensitive and compassionate lover that will care for every emotional need, look no further than a Cancer. In order to fully commit, they need to find a partner that can, in return, provide them emotional security as their emotions rule everything that they do. There are times where they will be vulnerable and need their partner to help them work through life’s challenges. However, if they even remotely doubt their partner will be there that will cause them to pull away, protecting their precious heart.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) …Until You Make Me Look Stupid
Life for a Leo is lived in the spotlight, with a great deal of attention put into how they look and come across to the world around them. It’s not that they are completely egotistical, unable to love anyone but themselves, quite the contrary, but there certainly is a healthy ego to consider as well. They are highly protective of those that they love and will go to great lengths to ensure that they are happy in life. However, if at any point someone that they love fails to respect them or actively hurts their image then they aren’t going to tolerate it.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) …Until You Lie to Me
When a Virgo allows someone into their life, they immediately give them the benefit of the doubt. They hold the world to an incredibly high standard and this is largely because they genuinely believe that they are capable of living up to it. While they may be annoyed by your mistakes or errors, they can work through many relationship problems until it means failing to live up to their moral code. They value honesty above all else and refuse to allow anyone in their lives that doesn’t share that view.
Libra (September 23 – October 22) …Until You Disturb My Peace
Libra will go to great lengths to create peace and harmony in the world, even if it means great personal sacrifice. They don’t expect their partners to be perfect, in fact, they go out of their way to see the best in everyone despite their flaws or weaknesses. However, if they get the impression that someone is actively trying to create conflict or disturb the peace that they are working so hard to create, they will be forced to remove this toxic influence from their life. They won’t even waste their time trying to explain why or defend their decision, they will simply make a clean break and move on with their lives.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) …Until You Start Keeping Secrets from Me
This one may be a little hard to understand, given that Scorpio is known for being the mysterious sign of the zodiac, often keeping the majority of their lives a secret from the rest of the world. However, when they fall in love with someone and choose to spend their lives together, they will welcome them into their lives in a profound way. This is a highly vulnerable time for them, and they don’t take it lightly. For this reason, the second that they discover that their partner is keeping secrets and not giving them the same level of trust and vulnerability in return they will immediately move to protect their heart, cutting that person out of their lives in an instant. Furthermore, they hold grudges, so they won’t be letting this hurt go anytime soon!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) …Until You No Longer Bring Me Hope
The world, to a Sagittarius, is an exciting place full of new opportunities, untold knowledge and a hope that there is always something great around the next bend. They are highly optimistic and this outlook on life brings happiness and enjoyment to their partners as they are able to make the best out of any situation that they are dealt. However, even the most optimistic people can only overcome so much. If their partner is stealing them of their light or dashing their hopes and dreams for tomorrow, then they are simply going to cut themselves free. Life has too much to offer to waste it trapped in negativity.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) …Until You Give Up on Us/Yourself
While other signs may believe that their lot in life is decided by the situation that they are born into, Capricorn truly believes that they have the ability to make anything a reality with enough hard work and dedication. This includes creating and fostering the perfect relationship. They aren’t afraid to work hard to earn and keep their partner’s love, but they expect the same dedication in return. On top of their dedication to their relationship, they are also focused on always becoming the best version of themselves that they can be, and they expect their partner to have the same drive. They aren’t going to waste their time with someone that is happy with ‘good enough’.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) …Until You Start to Look Like Everyone Else
There is no arguing the fact that Aquarius is one of a kind. In fact, they take great pride in the fact that they don’t fit into the box that society tries to force them into. They embrace this individuality so much that they want to find a partner that will share this view of life. If they notice that their partner is starting to become too ‘normal’ they will simply get bored and move on.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) …Until You Make Me Stop Dreaming
The dreamers of the world, Pisces lives half their life with their head in the clouds and they wouldn’t have it any other way. They are incredibly sensitive and truly care about the happiness and well being of everyone around them. Dreaming of the ‘perfect world’, they believe that is attainable and hey will hold tight to this belief, refusing to allow anyone to crush their dreams. Don’t so is a one-way ticket out the door for good.
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