4 Zodiac Signs That Take Longer To Heal From Heartbreak

When our hearts get broken by a bad breakup, some people take it a lot harder than others. There are those who take the loss for what it is and decide to move on right away; it hurts, of course, but they don't dwell on it. For others, that heartbreak is the worst thing they can experience. They open up the biggest tub of ice cream they can find and sit themselves on the couch, watching "He's Just Not That Into You" on repeat. It's not ideal, but it's a way to deal with the pain.


So what makes it easier for some people to deal with a breakup? How can some of us brush off getting our hearts broken while others take weeks, months, and sometimes years to heal? Well, it depends on your personal experiences — but it might also depend on your zodiac sign. As it turns out, certain signs generally need more time to process and get over a breakup. Is yours one of them? Take a look at these four zodiac signs that take longer to heal from heartbreak.


If you're a Cancer, you probably saw this one coming. When it comes to dealing with heartbreak, Cancer takes the number one spot on the list of signs that need a long time to heal. As a water sign, Cancer is already emotional as it is. They are extremely sensitive and often feel their feelings more intensely than other signs. So when a Cancer falls in love, they're in it to win it. They've already planned their wedding and picked out names for their children, which is why they take a breakup so much harder than other signs in the zodiac — they're grieving not just the relationship they had, but also the future life they'd planned with their partner.


That might sound obsessive or creepy, but loving hard is just in Cancer's nature. They want so much to love and be loved, and when their heart gets broken, they need the most time putting the pieces back together. That being said, if you're a Cancer, understand that taking a long time to heal is normal — and if you're friends with a Cancer, be prepared with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and their favorite movie the moment you receive that "We broke up" text.


Air signs aren't typically associated with being emotional, but things are different with Libra. This might come as a surprise, due to Libra's flirty nature — you might assume they take heartbreak like a champ so they can get back to the playing field, but in reality, it's quite the opposite. Represented by the scales, Libra is all about being balanced and maintaining good vibes, which is why they're often known as people-pleasers. They give more than they take, especially in relationships, because they want things to be okay, even if they aren't.


Libras may also be more likely to stay in a relationship no matter how dysfunctional it is due to their dependent nature, as YourTango explains. A Libra heavily relies on their partner, sometimes to an unhealthy extreme, which is why a breakup is such a drastic blow. To them, it's truly like losing their other half — the half that kept them afloat. Basically, don't be surprised if a Libra in your life disappears for a while after they get their heart broken; just be the best supportive friend that you can.


Another water sign, Scorpio also takes a longer time to heal from heartbreak because of their intense feelings — but also because of how much they protect those feelings in the first place. In fact, they're one of the most mysterious signs in the zodiac because of the emotional walls they put up. They don't let people in easily, so it's a big deal when they open up to someone and let them see their vulnerable side. When that person breaks their heart, a Scorpio feels like that trust has been compromised — making it the ultimate, devastating betrayal for them.


But unlike other water signs who might wallow in their hurts, a Scorpio is just as likely to channel their pain into stinging right back. They're known for holding grudges, so it's not uncommon for them to want to get revenge in some way. However, once they've recovered after the breakup (and possibly evened the score), a Scorpio has no problem cutting that ex-partner out of their life and making a clean break. To some Scorpios, it's like they never existed in the first place. It's a harsh reality, but it's how Scorpios deal with the long aftermath of a heartbreak.


Last but certainly not least, Geminis need a little extra time to heal from a breakup with their chosen person. Unlike Scorpio, energetic Geminis fall in love fast and aren't ones to hold a grudge, but that doesn't mean they take heartbreak any easier. When they meet someone who matches their intelligence level and can keep up with them, it's like winning the love lottery — the right partner provides them the excitement they crave while keeping them grounded enough that they don't become consumed by their restless energy. Additionally, Geminis love being the center of attention, so when that attention is taken away from them — specifically by a romantic partner — they crumble. It almost feels like an insult to their intelligence.


The biggest difference between Gemini and the other signs on this list is how they cope with their feelings in the aftermath. They're more likely to go out with their girlfriends and have a good time as a way to get over their heartbreak rather than crying over a rom-com, but that doesn't mean they aren't hurting inside. Remember, looks can be deceiving, and with Gemini, that couldn't be more true.