I don't know about you guys, but when Ariana Grande sang, "I'm just sayin', baby, I can't really miss you if I'm with you," I felt that. As much as you may love your boo, time spent apart is beneficial (and, IMO, kinda necessary) for every couple. Having "me time" is especially important for the zodiac signs who need personal space in their relationships. Just like old iPhones batteries, these signs need extra time to recharge, and they can only do that if they're on their own. Sorry, bae. It's not you, it's me. (But also kind of you.)
As sex and intimacy coach Irene Fehr previously told Elite Daily, it's perfectly natural to need a little respite from your SO. "We have two competing needs that collide in a relationship: the need to be individuals and the need to be in relationship or connection with another human being; to be ourselves and to belong," she said. "Both nourish and feed each other. When we're supported by partners, we feel safe to be ourselves. And when we're ourselves and have our individual needs met, we're better partners." If you're one of these five zodiac signs, then it's likely the case that you love your space.
Sagittarians pride themselves on being totally independent, and it's not just a front — they really do enjoy being on their own. Just like a Sag can't stand to stay indoors (or in any one place, really), they can't stand to be around the same person for too long. If variety is the spice of life, then Sags like to keep things really spicy — but they'll also bring plenty of spice to the bedroom once they're reunited with their partner.
Capricorns are a lot like Virgos: For them, work comes first, and there are no exceptions. Ambitious Caps work harder than just about anyone, and considering how blunt they are, they usually won't hesitate to put their partner on mute for an afternoon (or a week). Don't take it personally — Caps tend to thrive in solitude, and they're practical enough to recognize this.
Alone time is just as important as affection, and — just like affection — some people require it in larger doses. If your SO expresses the need for space, be sure to respect that, because there's a good chance your relationship will benefit from it.
Irene Fehr, sex and intimacy coach
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