3 Zodiac Signs Who Can't Stay Friends With Exes, So Respect Their Boundaries

Simply put: Being friends with an ex can be complicated. It's certainly not unheard of, nor is it impossible. If you've ever gone through a breakup where your ex admitted they didn't want to stay friends, it was probably pretty painful. Believe it or not, there are a few zodiac signs who can't stay friends with exes, and their reasons for staying away are super varied. These signs are either totally loyal, painfully stubborn, simply good at moving on, or all of the above. If your ex is one of the following zodiac signs, it might make you feel better about deleting their contact info from your phone.

For a while in college, I tried to prove to myself that I could always stay friends with my exes. It felt important to me to keep these people in my life in some capacity, even though our relationships had ended. Shortly after moving to New York City, though, I dated one person who really did not want to talk to me after we decided to end things. Their decision threw me off and felt confusing — no one had ever drawn that boundary with me before. However, once I got used to the idea, the pros of having no contact with an ex were abundant. At the end of the day, as long as you're adhering to everyone's desired boundaries, there's no one right way to break up.

If you're going through a breakup with one of the following signs, their reasons for cutting off contact might explain a lot.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 — Feb. 18)

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Aquarians can be both distant and sensitive. They have a fairly vast emotional landscape and yearn for love. However, they don't necessarily connect with others very easily. They have a hard time articulating their wealth of feelings, and it takes time for them to develop close bonds.

They can't really be friends with their exes because it's so hard for them to develop intimate connections in the first place. An Aquarius not only needs a lot of space to heal, but they also seek clarity when it comes to hard truths.

Leo (July 23 — Aug. 22)

Leos are passionate individuals. As a result, they tend to be incredibly severe about what they want. This sign isn't afraid of addressing conflict and being very specific about how they want to be treated. It's admirable that Leos are so direct and unafraid to assert themselves. However, during a breakup, that can mean being the bearer of bad news. When it comes to their exes: they're either in, or they're out.

Taurus (April 20 — May 19)

Love is a massive deal for Taureans. Their greatest desires in life are stability and pleasure. Taureans will always love their exes a little bit. Therefore, this sign cannot be friends with their former partners because the risk of staying in love with them is far too great. All in all, it may be in everyone's best interest that Taureans part ways with their former lovers.

Put plainly, being friends with an ex is not for everyone. These signs are excellent examples of the various reasons why someone might need to walk away from an ex for good. Even though it can be hard to permanently part ways, keep in mind that this might be the best way for both of you to heal. Perhaps by putting your ex in the past, you'll open yourself up to the possibility of falling in love again in the future.