The Zodiac Sign That's Hardest to Break Up With (& the One That Makes a Surprisingly Great Ex)

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Breaking up is hard to do. But there are some people who seem to have a harder time letting go than others. A simple, “sorry, this isn’t doing it for me anymore” works for some, while others need a play-by-play of exactly when, where and why the sparks stopped flying. Turns out, this difference in post-break-up decorum might have something to do with the stars. Find out the zodiac sign that’s hardest to break up with and the one sign who makes a surprisingly great ex. 

The Hardest Zodiac Sign to Break Up With

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

If you’re planning on breaking up with a Pisces, brace yourself. It’s going to be a long ride. These water signs are among the most intuitive signs in the zodiac, so odds are they’ve already felt the breakup coming from a mile away. That doesn’t mean they’re ready to let go though. These fleeting fish are known loners, but once they have chosen you to be their person, they latch on, so the idea that they’re about to lose all that time and energy and start all over may be daunting. Expect them to cling a little harder when you try to create some distance. We’re talking impromptu date nights, a sudden interest in your workout routine and tons of homemade meal drop-offs even if you both know cooking is not their favorite thing to do. Don’t be surprised when you get foot-long text messages in the middle of the night, expressing just how much you mean to them. Post-breakup, these water signs will probably hit you up asking for further explanation: “How could I have done better?” “Can we talk?” and “This can’t be it for us!!!” texts will be mainstays in your inbox for a while.

The Zodiac Sign That Makes a Great Ex

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) 

The great poet Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “'Tis better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” And you know who truly felt that? Sagittarians. These fire signs have big hearts, so they feel heartbreak just as deeply as Pisces. But where Pisces puts in overtime to make a relationship work, Sags are likely to pull back once they feel that spark has fizzled and they’ll let you go. (Sagittarians are also known party animals, so if you see them living their best lives at the club a week after you break up, rest assured, they’re not over you, they just love being around people.) These amicable signs don’t hold onto grudges either, so expect them to still send you happy birthday, Merry Christmas or congratulatory text messages if there’s big news in your life, even after you break up. Because of their free spirits and openness, Sagittarians will probably also be that one ex your family keeps talking about even though they only made a brief appearance at one Thanksgiving.

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