Cue the Lady Gaga song, bc sometimes romance just goes...bad. And when relationships go on for too long, there’s a final wall that each zodiac sign hits. While it's true that ~all~ relationships take work, knowing when to stay and when to go is a skill.
There are some realizations that show you that yeah, it's over, it's been over, and now it's time to walk away. Constantly hoping your partner will change ain’t ever gonna work, bb. So it’s time to take your final bow and let the curtains close as you end it once and for all. Read about your soon-to-be-ex’s signals that are actually major red flags. By their zodiac sign, of course.
ARIES: WHEN EVERYTHING BECOMES A COMPETITION.
Aries love a challenge. They want to win everything. Which can be soooo adorbs when they're trying to win you over. But what happens when they start treating you like the enemy in the war of choosing what to watch on Netflix? It always begins with snippy conflicts, but it will escalate to them trying to one-up you at every turn. Before you know it, you’ll be treated more like a rival than their S.O. Time to soar, bb.
TAURUS: WHEN THEY’RE NO LONGER AFFECTIONATE.
Tauruses are essentially life-size teddy bears, so to them, cuddling is ~the~ love language. But if your Taurus bae isn’t being all touchy-feely (and hasn’t been for a while), something is up. As a gentle zodiac sign, they crave intimacy because it recharges them. Going from Snugglesaurus to “Back off, boo” can show they're over it.
GEMINI: WHEN THEY GIVE YOU THE SILENT TREATMENT.
Geminis love to talk about everything. The latest gossip. That funny meme they saw. The weather. When communication stops, that's a red flag that things are going sour—and fast. If you’re finding yourselves stuck in long and tense silences, it’s time to face the facts. There’s nothing to talk about because you’d rather not talk. There’s too much pent-up resentment, and no conversation will fix it. It’s time to cut your losses.
CANCER: WHEN THEY’RE GETTING MOST OF THEIR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FROM SOMEONE ELSE.
Cancers consider trust the cornerstone of any connection because it takes time for them to open their hearts. In a relationship, they want to tell you all their feels and hear yours, too. However, if they feel like they're bering taken for granted, they’ll harden their shells permanently. If your Cancer bae isn’t relying on you for ~any~ emotional support, it means they’re getting it somewhere else. You're not “their person” anymore, bb.
LEO: WHEN YOUR SEX LIFE IS ~OVER.~
Leos are romantic and sensual AF. Sex gives a Leo the chance to feel like they're the center of your world, so you know they would ~never~ pass it up. That is…unless they’re more intrigued about getting it from someone else. Whether they’re actually cheating or just crushing on someone else, this will cause your passionate romps to dwindle, and eventually your sex life will fizzle out completely. Your relationship probably won't be far behind.
VIRGO: WHEN THEY STOP MAKING PLANS FOR YOUR FUTURE TOGETHER.
Virgos are planners. Their five-year plan has a five-year plan. They think from A to Z, and then go back to revise everything—three times. So when it comes to relationships, uh, duh, they're thinking ahead for the long haul. Whether they’re secretly orchestrating what dinner will be next Tuesday or browsing locations for your first post-pandemmy vacay, Virgos leave no stone unturned. But the moment your bae stops making plans? That’s because they’ve stopped. making. plans. AKA: Time to map out your own exit strategy.
LIBRA: WHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP BECOMES ONE-SIDED.
Libras are all about being “two peas in a pod.” Their sign is literally all about partnership and balance. They love to mirror others—especially their boo. However, the red light comes when your Libra S.O. no longer sees your POV—or even tries to. When your 'ship all about them and entirely one-sided, that means the two of you aren’t a team anymore.
SCORPIO: WHEN THEIR TEASING GETS MEAN.
Scorpios have a stinger. To know them is to love them, but also, uh, fear them. No relationship with a Scorpio is without at least a little volatility, because this water sign is just so freaking passionate! But there comes a point when Scorpio's love games aren’t actually just a starting point to some salacious hot sex. They’re actually, like, really mean. This can take the form of putting you down or just making you feel bad. The thing is, Scorpios often don’t know when they’ve gone too far, because they live for intensity. But when your bae's light teasing turns to real barbs, it’s time to move TF on.
SAGITTARIUS: WHEN YOU'VE FOUND AN (UGH) ROUTINE.
Dating a Sagittarius is always an adventure. And it better be…otherwise this fire sign is gonna leave you in the dust! However, the telltale signs that you’re headed for heartbreak hotel are 1) when you both aren’t having fun anymore, 2) you’ve settled into a stale AF routine, and 3) your Sagittarius S.O. makes you feel like you can’t be yourself. The quirky things about each other that were once charming about each other are now just annoying, and you feel stuck in a rut. This shows that your lives are heading in different directions and your Sagittarius is ready to gallop away.
CAPRICORN: WHEN WORK IS ~ALWAYS~ MORE IMPORTANT.
Okay, so Capricorns are notorious for being workaholics and aiming high in the career department. (Not a problem!) “Having it all”—success, a great haircut, an amazing boo, etc.—is such a Cap thing. (Also, not a problem!) But when your Cap S.O. can’t make time for you at all and is using work as an excuse not to see you? Now that’s a problem. Caps know how to make time for whoever is important to them, so if you’re not high on that list—take it as a reason to split.
AQUARIUS: WHEN THEY STOP INVITING YOU TO HANG WITH THEIR FRIENDS.
Aquarians love their friends. Like, their BFFs are #1. So basically, if you’re dating an Aquarius, not only must you like their friends, but their friends better like you. (Yes, "Wannabe" is an Aquarian anthem.) And if your water-bearer bae starts hiding you from their crew, this means they think you no longer fit in. If they’re always choosing their pals over spending time with you, don’t be surprised if you hear, “It’s just not working out.”
PISCES: WHEN THEY NO LONGER CARE.
Pisces are sensitive souls who know how to empathize with anyone. Their compassionate natures lead them to put their entire hearts into relationships. The big yikes moment comes when your Pisces boo admits they really don’t care anymore. They’ve clearly felt stuck and bored for too long, and apathy has set in. If you catch them tuning out when you complain about your least favorite coworker, they’ve already checked out of the relationship, and you should, too.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.