A healthy relationship takes hard work — that’s just a fact. No matter how solid a relationship is, there will always be bumps in the road and it’s resiliency that helps couples ride them out.
Some characteristics of a resilient relationship include partners being empathetic and having compassion for each other, being there when things are going well and when they’re going bad, and respecting each other’s boundaries.
If we look at astrology as a guide, there are some zodiac signs who tend to have resilient relationships. If you’re stubborn and always have to be right, you might be better off alone; healthy and successful relationships require the ability to compromise.
Resilience takes self-control, and knowing what battles to fight and which ones to brush off. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your partner is to give them space.
1. LEO (July 23 – August 22)
When there’s a problem, instead of ignoring it, Leo and their partner work together to fix it as quickly as possible.
Leo doesn’t try to handle it on their own, even though that might be easier; they know that if the problem affects the relationship, it affects both partners, and both are needed to do necessary repairs. Leos are gifted in the ability to work well with others, and this is crucial when it comes to their relationship.
2. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos tend to have resilient relationships because they don’t expect their partners to read their minds. They are clear about their feelings; when they’re upset, they don’t hold it in and tell their partner.
Being open isn’t always easy and it does take a certain amount of courage. Virgos trust that their partner won’t take advantage when they’re upset. By being straightforward with their feelings, they avoid building resentment when their partner doesn’t figure out they’re hurting or angry.
3. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries are resilient people and are able to land on their feet, even when things look bleak. One of the ways they create a resilient relationship is that they’re always able to see the humor or silver lining in a situation.
Laughter is great for the release of tension and is helpful when arguments get out of control. An injection of humor can deflate a tense situation and help those involved de-stress.
4. CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Relationships are extremely important for Cancers, so they’ll do whatever they can to make sure their relationship withstands any of the pressures that can happen.
One of the ways that Cancers ensure their relationships continue to work, even in trying circumstances, is that they’re not afraid to show their vulnerability. If Cancer doesn’t have the answer, they admit it and are open about their feelings.
5. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are level-headed, steady, and won’t play the blame game. They take responsibility for their partner and for any trouble their relationship might be going through, not assigning their partner blame for everything that has gone wrong.
Capricorns will apologize, even if they don’t think they were wrong. Sometimes you do have to be the bigger person, and this zodiac sign realizes that.
6. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Libras know that sometimes you need to ask for help — and they do. They don’t act like a martyr and do everything themselves in their relationship while a growing resentment against their partner builds.
Libra knows that doing things with their partner strengthens their relationship. Sometimes, couples need help from outside a relationship, like a counselor, and Libra is okay with that too.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She’s had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman’s Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly and I AM & CO. Check out her website or and her Instagram.