It's 2021, and we need to normalize the idea that it's okay to take space in a relationship. This doesn't mean you don't love each other or that you want to end things, it just means you need more "me time." I believe a healthy relationship is one in which you can openly discuss wanting space or time for yourself with your partner. This actually strengthens your bond because you feel comfortable talking about anything with them. A person's zodiac sign can reveal a lot about them, and here's how you can tell if your partner needs space based on their zodiac sign.

I'd like to make a small disclaimer: you should not base serious decisions on something you read on the internet; this article is only for entertainment purposes. And it may or may not apply to you and your partner; if it does, the best thing you can do is talk with them and see if everything is okay.

Fire signs 


Aries is known as the life of the party; they like to entertain everyone, so in a relationship, an Aries would always be up to something with their partner, but if they say they will do it alone, know that they need some space. They are also very vocal; they will tell you about their wants and needs so you don't have to go down the overthinking road; they saved you the trip.

Leos are known to be very romantic and passionate; they will shower you with good morning texts and spontaneous gifts. They like being in the spotlight and being the center of attention, but if they don't show this kind of attention and start doing things on their own, just let them be until they recharge their spotlight energy and they'll be back to being the Leo you know. And they will appreciate you for it.

Sagittarius hate the feeling of being nailed down; they enjoy their freedom and are suckers for any type of adventure. So, how do you know if your partner needs space? When they start talking about how they want to go somewhere alone, this is code for "I need space." They don't mind being alone, so don't be upset if they don't include you in their future travel plans; they still love you, but they want to go on this adventure by themselves. 

Earth Signs 


Taurus's love language is most likely physical touch; they are very affectionate, and staying with their partner and watching a movie makes them feel happy. When they grow distant and start to make separate plans, that's their way of showing you, they need some space.  Remember that an earth sign will always require some alone time, so if they begin to retreat and become quiet, give them their space without bursting their bubble. And if you don't give them enough space, you'll see a side of Taurus you don't want to see.

Virgos are very loyal partners; they have the stability of an Earth sign. They love to plan, they have a plan for everything. Virgos are known to be extremely picky. When they are not in the mood, they may be a little judgy. If your Virgo partner needs some alone time, they will sit down with you and talk about it. However, if they do not do so and begin complaining about everything you do, simply give them space and do not engage in an argument with them.

Capricorns are known to be very supportive and loving, and they like to follow rules and believe that there is a right time for everything. You may notice them walking with a calendar, planning their outings and everything else, so it is likely that they made time for their "me time" in this calendar. So if you're with a Capricorn you don't need to look for a sign, they'll let you know of their plans in advance.

Air signs 

If a Gemini truly loves you, they will go out of their way to learn every little detail about you and spend as much time with you as possible. They love to share and gossip with their partner and keep the conversation going. When your Gemini partner needs space, you will notice when they start doing things alone, such as starting a new Netflix show without including you, or spending more time with their friends. They are still loyal and love you, but this is their way of saying I need space please.

Libra is all about creating a balanced life, between love and work, they understand the meaning of partnership and may even put your needs before their own. They truly hate drama; they are constantly concerned about hurting their partner's feelings, but when they become passive-aggressive, it is time to give them space. You can also sit down with them and tell them that you believe it is best for both of us to have some space in order to maintain a balanced life.

Aquarius is one of the signs that value their freedom, so tying them down can be difficult. For example, if an Aquarius spends a long time at home with their partner, they will feel restricted and will want to get some fresh air alone; it is not that they do not love you; it is just that they value their freedom so much. So, if they are feeling this way, they will come to you and talk about it because they care about this relationship and want it to grow. Don't get offended when they ask for their space, it's actually a healthy thing. 

Water signs

When Cancer is in love, they will go out of their way to make their partners feel at ease and cared for, and they consider their partners to be this person's safe haven, kind of emotional support. They are the least concerning sign when it comes to the whole "I need space" thing. It means everything to them to be able to spend more time with their partner. When they do need their space, however, you will notice that they become easily annoyed by anything you do or say. Cancer does this thing where they bottle up their feelings and then unscrew the lid, surprising you with how much they had in there.

Scorpios are known to be mysterious and moody, so it may be difficult to understand what your partner is thinking. They require more alone time than you might believe. So, if they become more moody or cranky, it's because they require space. Give them the space they need, and they will return to the Scorpio you know and love once they have completed their tasks.

Pisces wears their heart on their sleeve, they are extremely sensitive, and they care deeply about the feelings of others, especially their partner. They are one of the signs that they enjoy being around their lover. When they need space, you will find them quietly and without causing any drama distancing themselves and attending to their hobbies and likes on their own. When they've had enough, they revert to being the kind of partner who goes with the flow.

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