For the astrologically uninitiated, Mercury retrograde is no more than an illusion with no real scientific backing; a phenomenon that doesn't actually wreck havoc three to four times a year. Technically, the uninitiated are right. Nevertheless, there's got to be a reason why everything that could go wrong during Mercury retrograde does, and given that it's the planet responsible for communication, well... itmakes sense. While all the zodiac signs will probably feel the impact of this shift, some can be more powerfully affected, so it follows that some zodiac signs will blame relationship problems on Mercury retrograde, when really, those issues might run a little deeper than just the shifting of the planets. No shade.
Communication is the cornerstone of any healthy relationship, so when you and your partner struggle to express yourselves for whatever reason, some tension is to be expected. Some zodiac signs have the patience and flexibility to weather the retrograde storms, while others really struggle to get through this period of time. This is especially frustrating without context, so learning how Mercury retrograde can affect your relationship might help you anticipate potential issues and diagnose what's going on. That said, these zodiac signs are the ones most likely to blame it on the stars.