Aquarius: You have a tendency to get antsy in relationships fast. Not your fault if people can't keep up with you! When you break up with someone, you do so directly and don't beat around the bush. Not only do you think it's the most respectful thing to do, but "awkward" conversations don't freak you out. You've got a stomach for doing the right thing, even if it's momentarily uncomfortable. You're chill AF and always walk away from breakups for the better.
Pisces: You're sensitive so you try to let down the person as gently as possible. You'll sit on the breakup for a few weeks, maybe even months, before realising you Ultimately Must. It's not that you're flakey, but that you're so sensitive that you have a tendency to question your gut and wonder if you're giving this person enough credit. Spoiler: you are. You typically stay friends with your exes after the fact. Not only is it easier to, but you also don't want to cut this person completely out of your life. After all, you got along well enough to be together in the first place!
Aries: You have zero qualms about breakups, as long as you're the one doing it. Your fiery spirit and spontaneity mean you could realise that someone is totally wrong for you within seconds, and do the dumping right then and there. Maybe you're out getting dinner and it hits you like a wrecking ball that they never contribute anything to the conversation of substance, or you realise after eight months of dating, that they're never actually going to make that movie they keep talking about. Poof! That's enough for you. As it should be. You let them blabber on for a few seconds while the epiphany plays out in your mind and you blurt out, "I think we should break up." You don't regret it.
Taurus: Ever the practical one, you sit and pore over whether or not the relationship is working for a while before you actually do anything. After all, you don't want to do anything rash! Normally, it's your logical side that gives you that final "push" you need to do the dumping. If you can't see yourself with this person in ten years, why keep your plans to see them next Tuesday? It's just delaying the inevitable.
Gemini: Your indecisive nature makes break ups kind of an emotional minefield for you. On one hand: everything about this person is starting to annoy you, on the other hand: you've shared some really good moments! Because of this, you've been known to ghost sometimes. In your mind, going quiet for a while basically means you've dumped them, but there's also enough room for you to be like, "Actually, my fish died, so I needed a moment to regroup, but I still love you!" if you change your mind about breaking up. You like having the option there, but in reality, ghosting makes any chance of a reconciliation way harder.
Cancer: You always try to approach break ups with a clear, level head, but you're also a very sensitive and emotional person. Because of this, it's easier for you to do the dumping over text or email. Having a prepared statement allows you to articulate all the complicated, messy feelings you want to express, without getting caught up in the emotions. While some might think a break up over text is cowardly, when you do it, it's with enough empathy and kindness that it's clearly an exception.
Leo: You're most likely to dump someone else hastily because you want to beat them to the punch. That's not to say you're like, shocked, when you realise a relationship isn't working, but rather a testament to your perseverance. You're a hard worker who always approaches everything in your life with determination and sometimes, stubbornness. Because of this, you sometimes hold onto relationships longer than needed, because of some idealistic notion that the other person will also try to make things work with the same amount of dedication you're willing to put in.
Virgo: True or false, you've googled "how to break up with someone" before dumping someone? I'm willing to bet that's a "true" on that, or that you've at least asked friends for their go-to, most painless method? Makes sense, TBH! In typical Virgo conscientiousness, you want to be sure you're doing so with the most knowledge available before doing the deed. After all, doing your research is a very Virgo move.
Libra: Always the sensitive one, you're most likely to avoid the words "break up" while actually breaking up with someone. You just don't see the reason to introduce drama or cause any pain. Call it "taking a break" or "working on yourself" or whatever. You get your message across and take careful steps to do so as delicately as possible. Always thinking of other people, up until the very end! How Libra of you.
Scorpio: You're a pretty passionate person and tend to have chemistry with EVERYONE, but you also live by a strict moral guideline and would never cheat on your partner while you had feelings for someone else. You could be stuck in a rut for a while, but it usually takes the idea of someone else to make you pull the plug. You're upfront about your reasons for the breakup, of course. You want to treat your soon-to-be ex with respect and refuse to infantilise them with bullshit about "it's not you, it's me".
Sagittarius: As someone who always tries to see the best in people, you'll try to hold out as long as possible without doing the dumping. When it becomes clear that you have to, though, you'll try to make it as mutual as possible. You won't leave the site of the dumping or end your conversation until you're pretty sure your partner is also on board with the breakup, or even until they think it's partly their idea (it wasn't), so you can all laugh it off together. You always say you want to stay friends with your exes, but once you realise how much better off you are without them, you're glad they never got the courage to hit you up again.
Capricorn: You're wise beyond your years and don't have any time for BS in relationships. Once you realise you're no longer compatible, it's just a matter of getting in the same room with the person to do the dumping. You'll do it in person of course, because you think it's the right thing to do, but that's not to say you're not tempted to do it over text or email sometimes. Alas, you've got self-discipline and patience in spades, so you always hold out.
Via: Cosmpolitan US