When it comes to relationships, Sagittarians have many things going for him: They’re humorous, they’re fun, they’re sociable, and they’re the kind of person you just can’t get enough of.
Unfortunately, those advantages come with a fair number of disadvantages, and sometimes, putting up with Sagittarius can be quite the task.
The same traits that make Sagittarius such a compelling partner can make a relationship with them an endurance competition, though not for the reasons you may believe.
It’s not a matter of different strokes for different folks. Sagittarian’s strengths can quickly turn into weaknesses when they let them go unchecked.
Don’t believe us? Here’s what we mean:
Sagittarius is inconsistent.
Sagittarians are very enthusiastic and always eager to join a new adventure; they love trying out new things and meeting new people, which always makes for interesting experiences.
Unfortunately, Sagittarians are also awfully inconsistent, as you never quite know where they stand on a subject, or if they even care about that subject anymore.
This isn’t to say they’re unreliable; they can easily be one of the most reliable zodiac signs out there, but it sure is hard to understand them when their interests and desires change every five minutes.
As you can imagine, this can be problematic in a relationship simply because you never know where you stand with them.
Are they happy with the relationship? Do they still like the things they liked when you met them?
Keeping track of their changing interests can get downright exhausting.
Sagittarius is always joking.
Sagittarians are known for their fantastic sense of humor, but they can take it way too far.
We’re not talking about cruel jokes or about being insensitive, though that is something that can easily happen with this sign.
No, we’re talking about using humor to deflect serious situations, to divert conversations to subjects they’re more comfortable with, and their insistence to turn everything into a joke.
Yes, not dropping a joke can get annoying. Yes, repeating their favorite jokes over and over again can be exasperating, but neither of those things will endanger your relationship.
Refusing to treat anything seriously and insisting on “fixing” everything with humor, though?
Yes, that gets old, and that can lead to a lack of communication capable of harming even the strongest relationships.
Sagittarians need to learn that humor isn’t the solution to anything, and while laughing is better than crying, sometimes you need to act like a grown-up and face the music.
This lack of seriousness is also directly linked to their constant daydreaming.
There’s nothing wrong with dreaming of big things and wanting better things in life, but doing it too often can lead to some Sagittarians to just… not be entirely in touch with reality.
Sagittarius is Inflexible
You’d think that a sign as adventurous and easy-going as Sagittarius would have an easy time adapting to changes of plans, but you’re sorely mistaken.
While Sagittarians are highly sociable and enjoy spending time with loved ones and friends, they also enjoy a certain structure in their lives.
They’re very independent and like doing things their way, so changes of plans and schedules can really mess that up, which annoys Sagittarians tremendously.
It’s easy to understand and empathize with them. No one likes making plans just to have them change at the last moment, but when it comes to relationships, you need to be more flexible than that.
This goes double when it comes to starting or having a family. Children are unpredictable, and no matter how well-thought-out and carefully planned a day is, they’re bound to upturn it at any given moment.
Learning how to adapt and go with the flow isn’t easy for Sagittarius, but it’s something they need to learn how to do sooner rather than later.
Sagittarius can be downright insensitive.
Remember the bit about Sagittarians not taking things seriously and choosing to use humor whenever possible?
Yeah, that’s only for the things that matter to them and affect them personally.
For everything else, they have no qualms about being as honest as humanly possible, and that can be downright painful…for everyone else.
To be fair, honesty is a fantastic thing to have, particularly in a relationship, but honesty is far more useful when it comes with a heaping spoonful of diplomacy.
Unfortunately, Sagittarius tends to forget about the second part when it comes to literally everyone else but themselves.
They don’t like something? They’ll let you know.
They think something is dumb? They’ll tell you.
They think you’re doing something wrong? They’ll be the first ones to offer unwanted advice.
They don’t mince words, nor stop to consider their words, which can be hilarious, unless you’re on the receiving end of it, in which case it can be downright hurtful.
In a relationship, Sagittarius’ honesty can be a very powerful and useful thing to have, but it should be tempered with kindness and understanding. Otherwise, it’s just going to cause arguments, big and small.