How You Act in a Long-Term Relationship, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Relationships can change a lot as they graduate from something casual to a stable, long-term situation.
You might find that your partnership morphs into something you never expected at the beginning, and that can be a beautiful thing. Scroll down to your own zodiac sign below to find out how you act (or will act) in a long-term relationship.
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
Aries is all about living life to the fullest, and they tend to only be in long-term relationships with someone who can help them unlock their full potential. This person not only complements Aries, but makes them better. Aries also needs someone who can either put up with their self-centeredness or slowly teach them to think outside of themselves. Above all else, Aries wants someone they can see as an equal partner. Chances are that if the relationship is lopsided, it won't even make it to that point.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
A single Taurus yearns for stability and intends every relationship they enter to be a long-term one. They're grounded and stable, and they work hard to smooth out all of the issues in a relationship in order to maintain it. For things to work out, Taurus has to see their partner as someone who can build a solid foundation with them, that'll lay the groundwork for the rest of their lives. That's no small order, but Taurus takes things very seriously and knows how to make it work.
(The Little Mermaid via Buena Vista Pictures)
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
Sociable, loving Geminis hate being alone and would prefer to be in a relationship all the time, but that doesn't mean they always last. That makes a long-term relationship with a Gemini something really special. When they find something that lasts, they treasure it. They're also creative and up for just about anything, so they know how to keep the relationship fresh and lively even after years of being together.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Cancers can't be in a long-lasting partnership with just anyone. Their S.O. needs to be a good listener who can give them all of the affection they crave and require to be their happiest selves. Cancers are also ruled by their emotions rather than by logic, and they need a partner who knows how to appeal to their feelings. With the right person, they are extremely faithful, patient and loving. They'll do anything to protect their partner.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22):
Leos do best in relationships where their significant others know how to bolster their egos while also keeping their pride in check. When Leo is in a long-term relationship, they'll manage to bring their partner into the spotlight with them and are willing to share the attention. They're also positive and energetic, constantly seeking ways to make the relationship feel new. They also seriously respect their partners and everything they do for Leo.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22):
Virgos are known for their loyalty and stability, and they seek those same traits in turn. They tend to fall hard for people who can nurture their spirits and protect them, and are one of the most likely signs to find themselves in a solid long-term relationship. They need a partner they can depend upon who doesn't ever cause drama, and they show that person they care with frequent, tiny gestures. They're perfectionists and will make all of the little details just right for the person they love.
(Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas via Walt Disney Home Video)
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22):
Indecisive Libras can find it hard to commit to a relationship, but once they finally settle down, their loyalty becomes unparalleled. Libra loves love, and once they find it, they'll do everything in their power to make it last. It usually does because Libra always does what they can to be fair. They're never unkind and they fight fair—even if they typically avoid confrontations at all costs. Their relationships tend to be particularly harmonious.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):
Though Scorpios are typically known for being distant, fickle and difficult to know, they commit themselves fully to a long-term partnership once they find the right person—though that doesn't happen too often. They require extreme loyalty, but once they've found it they'll never let it go, and they're willing to pay back that commitment in turn.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21):
Sags are known for their tendency to wander and try on lots of small relationships that don't last, so when they find something they actually want to stick with, they don't take it lightly. They tend to get bored easily, but when they're committed, they'll find ways to always be trying new things to keep things fresh with their S.O. If they can find someone who's as adventurous as they are, they'll manage to make things work.
(Tangled via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19):
Capricorn is thoughtful and sincere about all of their relationships, and they'll only enter something in the long-term if they know the other person is in it for the long haul. They're planners who see a relationship as an investment of their time and energy. But that's not to say they're not loving. They care deeply about their partner and do what they can to ensure they're set up for success and that they're never let down.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18):
Aquarius craves independence and don't jump into relationships—particularly long ones. However, when they find the right person, they'll be happy to invest in that partnership. Aquarius needs freedom, but being with the right kind of person can actually enable that freedom by making some of their biggest worries melt away. They can learn to lean a little on someone in order to avoid the obligations they hate most.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20):
Pisces is selfless and extremely giving in a partnership, and in the long-term they tend to put their S.O.'s needs above their own. They're completely devoted, and they pair best with someone who is gentle with their desire to give and give and give. A strong Pisces relationship is built on respect. Dreamy Pisces also loves celebrating their partner and will love starting new traditions and celebrating the anniversaries of all the milestones in their life together.
If you're eager to make your relationship last, click HERE to find out what you need out of a relationship, based on your sign.