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Some people can’t stand to be alone because when they’re by themselves they worry and think of reasons of why they’re alone in the first place. Of course, there are many states of being between clingy and independent, and, for the most part, we all have a little of both.

You can be fiercely independent at the beginning of a relationship, but you can’t bear being away from your partner. Or, you could be very needy and still crave your alone time. There’s no set way to be.

Also, the degree of neediness or independence that you’re feeling can change from moment to moment, depending on other factors.

What Is Being Clingy?

If you describe someone as clingy, it means that they become very attached to people and depend on them too much.

You may enjoy spending time with your partner, but it’s imperative to have some boundaries in place. These five essential steps can help you go from clingy to self-sufficient with just a bit of self-awareness.

Why People Become Clingy?

It’s normal to want to spend a lot of time with the person you’re dating and do what you can to know them better, especially when things are extra new and therefore extra exciting, but it’s possible to take it too far and need to take a step back.

Rachel O’Neill, an Ohio licensed professional clinical counselor and Talkspace provider, says there are a number of contributors to someone becoming clingy.

“Often, it can be due to feelings of insecurity, self-doubt or anxiety about the future,” she said. “A lack of confidence in relationships can also contribute to clinginess. For some people, the idea of being alone can be uncomfortable and so they may cling to other individuals in an effort to avoid feelings of loneliness.”

But what’s the difference between finding comfort in your partner and being anxiously attached? How do you know if you’re suffering from emotional neediness and sensitivity to rejection instead of just being madly in love? According to O’Neill, there are some quick, easy signs. “You have a hard time being alone, you struggle when your friends or partner ask for space, you are afraid that people will want to spend time without you,” she said

Top 5 Clingiest Zodiac Signs

1. Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

2. Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

3. Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

4. Cancer (Jun 21 - July 22)

5. Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

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Who Are The Most Clingiest Zodiac Signs?

1. Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

Leos are constantly seeking praise and appreciation, so if you're a person who has no issue affirming others, you may find yourself latched onto a Leo who's clinging on for dear life. Leos are also known to be quite prideful, so they may be hanging on to protect their ego. They’re all into PDA, holding hands, cuddling and mostly every romantic intimate thing. They can snuggle up anywhere if they feel like it and never miss a chance of cuddling their partner.

Leo's emotions are dependent on their partners. They don't like being the one who puts in more effort, making them a little emotionally distant.

READ MORE: Top 5 Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Be Disorganized

2. Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

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Perfectionist Virgo wants to comb through each and every detail of an issue you may be struggling with, even if you just want to breathe for a minute. Known as the doers of the zodiac, be careful not to call on a Virgo for help until you want to set a plan in motion—because set in motion, they will, from start to finish.

Virgos are very accommodating when they get attached. They always consider that their partner will be at their ‘beck and call’ so they feel like they have to tell them everything. However, they do not understand that their partners also have their own problems and cannot be accommodating to their problems every time.

When Virgo isn’t getting attention, all of their needy and clingy traits come out full force. Since positive actions didn’t seem to work — they go for the negative. They become irritable, whining, complaining, demanding — it isn’t pretty. The more you fail to give into their need for attention, the more obsessive-compulsive they become — acting out with negative behavior to make you pay attention to them.

Put Down the Phone

If you tend to be the clingy type, you may be used to constantly contacting your partner throughout the day. Whether via text, talking on the phone, or sending pictures, articles, and emails, your days may currently consist of endless back and forth. However, while you may simply miss your partner and enjoy being in close contact with them at all times, this can come off as clingy and needy. Rather than giving your partner space to be able to concentrate on other matters, take on the day, and have some downtime, you may be bombarding, distracting, or annoying them.

3. Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Libras are actually needy or clingy ones. They don’t like being alone and can even attend a boring party just to not feel bored and left alone at home. They try to hide this needy nature with their charm but come on, people ain’t no fool.

Even if they have to wait for weeks just to watch an unfinished web series with their partner, they will wait. They can be clingy but are really good to have around.

Libras value moving at their own pace, so they'll cling on to avoid letting you beat them to the punch. And even if you're not breaking up or letting go, these social butterflies will want to tag along by your side, whether you're going to a party or just meeting up with another friend for coffee. Party of three, please?

For the most part, Libra are easy-going, sociable and highly communicative. However, these traits come from their need for attention. They can become quite sulky and pouty when they don’t aren’t at the center of the action. If there’s one thing that sets them off balance — it’s being ignored. It can make these usual peacemakers go into a full-on ill-tempered fit.

Give Your Partner Space
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You may not like your partner doing things without you. Whether it’s having dinner with friends, going out to a bar, or seeing a movie, clingy people in relationships have a hard time with the fact that their partner has a life away from them. However, it’s vitally important to the health and success of your relationship that your partner is able to do and enjoy things without you, as it’s the unique facets of your personality that make you a better team. Since you’re a couple and not a clone of your partner, you should support your S.O's endeavors and desire to go golfing with friends or have a girls' night. This way you’re showing your partner that you care about their needs, that you’re secure in the relationship, and that you place a priority on their happiness—even if it doesn't always include you.

4. Cancer (Jun 21 - July 22)

Beyond a doubt, Cancer is one of the neediest sign of the zodiac. And when they don’t get the attention they desire, they become crabby, moody, defensive, hypersensitive and overemotional. It gets worse from there. If they brood too long in their misery — they can turn volatile.

Known for their nurturing nature, Cancers are prone to overcompensate when they feel you pulling away. They'll be the perfect sign to have around when you're going a rough patch, though—cooking for you, cleaning after you and listening to you until you're back on your feet. However, they can be tough to get rid of when you need some space to recuperate.

If you have ever been in a relationship with Cancer, you probably know how faithful and reliable they are.

When they fall in love, they give themselves all in. They don’t know how to love differently. If she sees that you are not emotionally conncted to her, she will try to find answers why that happens.

For her partner, it can be troublesome, so there are big chances that they will pack their bags and leave ASAP.

Build Your Self-Esteem

While it may seem challenging at first, it’s time to recognize that you're able to accomplish things on your own without anyone by your side. In many cases, being clingy stems from a misconception that you need others around at all times for help and support. However, you’ll soon recognize that you’re able to have achievements on your own, and that it’s okay to spend time alone and do things without relying on others. Learn to become your own best friend, lover, and support system, and you'll feel much more fortified and self-assured in any situation, regardless of who else is there.

5. Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

The bull. Tauruses take the top spot because they have two modes of operation—all in or all out. Once they set their sights on you, it's easy to see why they won't let go. Taurus is also ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty so a Taurus in love can be hard to shake off.

On the surface, the persistent and highly driven Taurus doesn’t seem like they would be clingy. But there independence is a façade. There clingy and needy side manifests itself through their possessiveness, jealousy and self-centeredness. In relationships, this shows itself through a continual need for attention and reassurance that they are number one.

READ MORE: Top 5 Zodiac Signs That Make The Best Cuddlers

How to Manage Your Clingy Behavior

To move past dependent behavior, there are a number of things you can do by yourself that make you feel good. It’s important, when spending time alone, to be able to still find happiness. Realize that being on your own is okay. Do things that you enjoy and try to develop your interests or hobbies. Try to listen to feedback from your friends and family. Practice setting boundaries and sticking with them.

If you recognize your behavior as clingy, talking about your insecurities with your partner can also help. O’Neill says your attachment could be a result of past negative relationship experiences, which have led to a difficulty in trusting others. You may feel that if you don’t try to control a situation, something bad may happen. Talking about it with your partner will help give you that sense of security you crave.

The most important step, O’Neill says, is acknowledging your actions. “The first step in working to overcome it is to be aware that it’s happening,” she said. “Notice your tendency to be clingy and then take steps to focus on letting go of some of that need to control. You might still feel those urges to be clingy, however, you don’t have to act on those feelings.”

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