Anyone can become a victim of a toxic relationship. It’s not difficult to walk into something that looks promising but actually holds no other potential than to bring you down as much and as often as possible. The hard part is realizing that the person you’re with is not what you thought they were and that it’s slowly destroying both you and your self-worth.
Having said that, one would think that, once it’s out in the open, a person shouldn’t have any problem getting out of it. Well, that’s not always the case. There are some who just don’t see the damage a toxic relationship is causing them and, despite everything, choose to stay with their partner for better or for worse.
When we look at astrology, we find that some zodiac signs are more prone than others to end up in unhealthy relationships for a variety of reasons. Here, we’ve chosen three sings that are most likely to get caught up in such a relationship.
We are all familiar with the fact that Pisces is the dreamer of the zodiac. They can completely shut themselves out of an unpleasant situation whenever they want to and just ignore their surroundings by creating better ones in their head. Well, it turns out that this is the worst strategy to use when dealing with a toxic partner. Pisces tend to block all the bad feelings because, oftentimes, they can’t handle the pain (or they just don’t want to).
Usually, Pisces have no problem letting their partner take the lead because they find it hard to make a decision on their own. This is a result of their dependent nature; they often lean on others more than they should and they put other people’s needs before their own. Helping people and fulfilling their desires makes Pisces feel like they’ve done something meaningful, but such a behavior could easily lead them through a self-destructive path and it won’t be easy to get off it.
This Water sign often needs someone to point out why what they’re doing is wrong because a Pisces isn’t willing to abandon their fantasies without having someone to offer them something better. They don’t fear change, but they lack the ability to recognize when they need it. And even if they do, their self-respect will probably be so low by then which will lead them to believe that their partner’s words and actions are of higher value than their own. Pisces need to see that such a behavior involving ignorance, self-sacrifice or dependence isn’t making things better in a toxic relationship, but much, much worse.
Taurus is known as the sign that is the most devoted to making a relationship work. The purpose behind that is the pleasure they feel when they’re in a relationship. In general, a Taurus hates being alone. They see relationships as sanctuaries, and the bond that gets formed with their partner is nothing less than sacred. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being loyal and faithful to the partner you’ve chosen, but the main reason why Taurus is most likely to end up in a toxic relationship is their need for commitment.
This Earth sign loves being part of something that involves a person with whom they can share everything. They are desperately afraid of losing such a connection, so they are usually willing to do whatever it takes to keep it. A Taurus can be very patient when they want to achieve something. They might think that time is necessary to make it work, so they will give their partner as much as they’ll have to, sometimes without realizing that they’re hurting themselves in the process.
Also, Taurus sees relationships as a kind of proof that, in a way, their life is secure. They want everything around them to be stable and they look for someone to lean on long-term. This fear that things might fall apart if something goes wrong keeps them from ever stepping out of their comfort zone and leaves them clinging to hope that things might change if they’re patient enough. In a situation like this, Taurus needs to realize that it’s not the end of the world if they step out of a relationship they’re not happy in. They should rise above the fear of being alone and abandon the toxicity that’s dragging their life down.
When we look at Cancer’s characteristics in astrology, what stands out most is the fact that they’re a giant walking ball of emotions. Cancer is incredibly sensitive when it comes to other people because they share plenty of their love for those who deserve it and those who don’t, which leaves them quite vulnerable. They can get hurt easily by even the smallest things, so imagine what a toxic relationship might do to their mental and emotional health.
Cancer tends to get caught up with people who need saving. This is because Cancer doesn’t have the heart to reject someone who’s hurting, especially if they seem truly honest about it. Even though it takes some time to get under Cancer’s skin, once you do, you can stay there for a long time. This Water sign often shows overprotective behavior when it comes to their partner even when they might be hurting in the process. All the love, care, and loyalty that they offer can be the foundation of a beautiful relationship, but only if it’s with the right person. When all of that is placed in the wrong hands, it’s destructive.
Another thing that gets a Cancer stuck in a toxic relationship is their clingy nature. They have a tendency to become dependent on their partner as soon as they enter a relationship because they think it’s how things should be. They believe everything should be shared, secrets shouldn’t exist and individuality should be lost. So, it’s no wonder that Cancer is on this list; they don’t mind being defined by their relationship. In order to escape such a harmful cycle, they need to become aware of the fact that it’s perfectly fine to lead separate lives even when you’re committed to one another. This will make it easier to see when things are starting to fall apart and it will help Cancer realize that it’s officially time to go.