Sweet, nurturing, and caring – three words that sum up the Cancer personality.
If you want a partner who will stand by your side through the good times and the bad, look for someone born under the sign of the Crab.
Loyal, loving, and generous, these people adore the idea of romance, finding their soulmate, and living happily ever after.
Although they are forgiving and tolerant by nature, it’s still important to understand your Cancer partner’s needs if the relationship is going to work out.
Here are six things you need to know:
1. They probably want to start a family:
Cancer is one of the most family-oriented signs.
Even if their family of origin was dysfunctional, they tend to dream of raising several children and creating lots of wonderful memories in a cozy, happy home.
If you intend to stay childfree, it’s best to let them know early in your relationship because they tend to assume that everyone wants to be a parent one day.
If they already have children from a previous relationship, they will expect you to bond with them – even if they are adults with families of their own.
They will also expect you to try to get along with their parents and siblings.
2. They are easily hurt:
A Cancer is a curious mix of dreamer and pragmatist.
Yes, they are concerned with domestic and practical matters, but they also tend to be somewhat distant and moody.
They are complex people who are sensitive to criticism.
When they think you’re attacking them, they will retreat into their shell.
This means that you will need to be tactful when dealing with problems in your relationship.
A Crab will talk about their feelings with people they trust, but they are highly alert to the possibility of betrayal.
They need to be satisfied that you truly love them before they share their innermost secrets.
3. They are happiest when you let them nurture you:
Your Cancer partner will take pride in making sure you are well-fed, comfortable, and cared for in times of need.
Even male Cancers are known for their desire to nurture others.
They will gladly listen when you talk about your problems at the office, the row you had with your mother – and they will always validate your feelings.
You’ll need to make sure that you aren’t taking your Cancer partner for granted.
They need to feel loved and appreciated as much as anyone else.
These people often burn themselves out trying to please and care for others.
Encourage them to take some time to relax and recharge.
4. They don’t mind if you want to take the lead:
Cancers have lots of positive traits, but they are not usually born leaders – at least, not outside the home.
They are also prone to indecisiveness, and work best as a team member rather than a lone worker.
Feel free to make suggestions when it comes to dates, weekend plans, or even what color to paint the kitchen.
Most of the time, they will be content to let you direct the relationship.
5. They require a lot of reassurance, and they can become very jealous:
A Cancer likes to be told that they are the most important person in their partner’s life.
That’s pretty normal in any relationship, but Crabs can take it too far.
They might spend too much time wondering why you aren’t with someone “better,” and drive themselves crazy by picking over their imperfections.
If they catch you flirting with someone else, there will be trouble.
Your Cancer partner will take a long time to get over even a minor instance of cheating – if they get over it at all.
If you are away a lot on business or like to take regular vacations with your friends, don’t be surprised if they try to call you multiple times a day.
6. They need to feel an emotional connection before they feel ready for physical intimacy:
Some zodiac signs enjoy casual sex, but Cancer is not among them.
They believe physical intimacy should be reserved for loving relationships.
They love sensual sex with someone they trust, but they prefer to wait a while until they know their partner is in the relationship for the long haul.
Keep your Crab happy, and you can look forward to a long, contented life together.
Cancer isn’t a particularly adventurous sign, but they make outstanding parents and caregivers.
Just remember that they have more than their fair share of insecurities.
The good news is regular displays of affection and reassurance will go a long way in keeping your partnership strong.