Whatever your star sign, breakups are tough.
Not only do you have to let go of someone you love, but you also need to accept that the future you planned together isn’t going to happen.
Some zodiac signs find this an easier task than others.
Read on to discover how you cope with the end of a relationship:
You have a fiery temper, and when you feel hurt, you may find yourself angry instead of sad.
Typically, you’ll feel self-righteous and strong for a few days, but then reality will set in, and you’ll start moving through the grieving process.
The good news is that, with your proactive personality, you’ll make a point of rebuilding your life as soon as possible.
You take a pragmatic approach to a breakup.
Because you have a stoic image to maintain, you prefer to withdraw from the world to process your breakup.
You also believe in the power of distraction, reasoning that if you can’t dwell on what happened, it won’t upset you.
For you, talking is always the answer.
You struggle to hide your emotions, preferring to discuss them – sometimes at length – with your close friends.
You have a tendency to over-analyze the relationship, spending hours dwelling on the “what ifs” and “maybes.”
If you’re not careful, you could drive yourself crazy.
You are a sensitive sign, but also highly resilient.
You take a realistic view of the breakup, and resign yourself to the fact that it will take time to move on.
However, you need comfort and reassurance from your loved ones during times of emotional turmoil.
Without social support, you’ll find it hard to heal.
As the zodiac’s most dramatic sign, you don’t care who knows about your breakup.
You’ll tell everyone and anyone.
Some people may accuse you of attention-seeking, but this isn’t the case – you just need to express yourself.
Because you need ongoing praise and admiration, you may jump into a rebound relationship.
You are a pragmatic perfectionist, and try to view all experiences as a chance to grow.
Once the initial shock of the breakup has worn off, you will carry out a post-mortem to analyze what went wrong, and how you can take these lessons forward into your next relationship.
As someone who appreciates a harmonious life, a breakup can leave you reeling.
The disruption to your routine is hard to take.
Because you find it hard to make decisions, you may find yourself second-guessing the breakup if you initiated it.
You need to remind yourself why the relationship ended, and stick to your guns.
You aren’t the most easygoing sign at the best of times, and a breakup can trigger strong emotions and mood swings that threaten to engulf you completely.
Prone to jealousy, you may be tempted to keep a close eye on your ex’s activities, even though it makes you feel worse.
If you want your ex back, you will devise a long-term plan to try and win them over.
Being an open-minded sign that is always looking to the future, you bounce back from a breakup relatively quickly.
Sagittarians hate feeling trapped, so you may be relieved if you broke up with someone who wanted an intense, committed relationship.
With your gift for blunt, direct communication, your breakups are unambiguous;
if you never want to see your ex again, you’ll be quick to let them know.
Capricorns can be pessimistic, and you may find yourself jumping to unhelpful conclusions such as,
“There goes my chance at true love, I’ll never find someone like that again!”
Like Gemini, you are liable to overthink a situation, which can cause you a great deal of misery.
On the other hand, you are a tough sign, and your recovery period will be relatively short.
Distraction is your preferred coping mechanism.
When a relationship comes to an end, you make a point of channeling your energies into your work, friendships, hobbies, and travel.
This is not unhealthy per se, but distracting yourself from the pain will come at a cost if you try to avoid facing up to what has happened.
As one of the most easy stressed and anxious signs of the zodiac, you find breakups especially challenging.
You have a tendency to blame yourself for the end of a relationship, and it may take a long time before you acknowledge your ex’s role in the breakup.
If you aren’t careful, you can become lost in fantasies and regrets.
Taking care of yourself after a breakup
Whatever your sign, be kind to yourself when your relationship ends.
Frame it as an opportunity to focus on your personal development and a chance to start anew.
Seek support from family and friends, and don’t be afraid of your feelings.
In time, you will be ready to love again.