When it comes to dating, everyone has their challenges. There are going to be difficulties in any relationship and that’s normal.
The key is how you and your partner react to those challenges.
When it comes to dating a Cancer boyfriend, things aren’t always straightforward – he might ignore you sometimes.
But why? Here are 11 possible reasons your Cancer boyfriend is ignoring you.
1) He’s scared and overthinking things
Cancers are very intuitive people, so they can easily pick up on your emotions, which makes them overthink things a lot.
That’s why even if you’re not trying to be clingy or needy, your Cancer boyfriend can still feel like he’s getting suffocated.
The same goes for when you’re trying to take the next step in the relationship.
Cancers are very traditional people, and they want to take things slowly.
They might be scared to move too far too quickly because they don’t want to ruin the relationship.
That doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you, though. It just means that he’s overthinking things and needs a bit of time to ease into the relationship.
You see, when it comes to overthinking, Cancers are the kings of it.
They can spend hours, days, or even weeks overthinking things and trying to predict the future.
This is why they want to take things slowly in the beginning – they want to make sure that everything is going to be OK in the long run.
You see, he is probably a very sensitive soul and afraid of getting hurt.
Does that mean he doesn’t want to be with you?
Not in the slightest! It’s quite the opposite, actually!
You see, it’s very likely that he has some pretty strong feelings for you and can’t figure out what to do about them.
He’s scared of how he feels and doesn’t want to get hurt, so he’s avoiding you.
Trust me, if that is the reason why he is ignoring you, he will come around sooner rather than later and you’ll be okay!
But what if it’s not that? What if he’s just a bit of an ass?
Well, you’ll find out soon enough! And if it is that, then don’t worry – there are plenty more fish in the sea.
2) You don’t see eye-to-eye on something
Cancers are very opinionated people.
They are very protective of their loved ones and don’t take kindly to people they care about being disrespected.
They make great friends and partners, but they don’t like it when people disagree with them or try to change their minds.
If you’re dating a Cancer man, it’s normal that you guys will disagree on some things.
What isn’t normal is if you two just can’t see eye-to-eye on anything.
Cancers want to feel like they’re able to protect their loved ones, so if you keep disagreeing or criticizing them, it’s going to lead to resentment.
When you’re dating a Cancer man, it’s important to be respectful of their opinions and try to see things from their perspective, even if you don’t agree with them.
If you two just keep butting heads, it’s going to lead to a lot of stress and tension, which will lead to him ignoring you.
You see because they are so sensitive, fighting with their partners can lead them to shut down and ignore you.
They want to feel like they’re in a safe environment, so if you’re constantly fighting, it’s going to make them feel very uneasy.
Again, it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t like you or that he’s not interested in being with you.
It just means that he needs to be able to trust you and feel safe around you.
Does that mean you have to give up on your own principles? Not at all! If you can’t see eye-to-eye, that’s okay.
And if he really doesn’t come around because of some silly disagreement, then maybe he’s not the one!
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4) He needs his space right now
It’s normal for couples to spend time apart, but that’s something that your Cancer boyfriend might not be used to.
Cancers are very affectionate people who crave deep and meaningful relationships.
They love spending lots of quality time with their loved ones, but sometimes they don’t know how to balance that with their need for space.
Cancers are very sensitive people, and sometimes, when they feel pressured to spend time with their friends, they can feel like they’re being smothered.
If you’re dating a Cancer man, it’s important to give him the space he needs and not take it personally if he pulls away from the relationship.
He isn’t doing that to hurt you or because he doesn’t care. He’s just trying to find a healthy balance between time spent with his loved ones and time spent alone.
Now: I get it, if he just needs some space, he could just say so and take the guessing out of the situation for you, right?
Well, a Cancer sometimes doesn’t realize how hurtful he is being until it’s too late.
He’ll also avoid confrontation at all costs.
So, he might not be able to communicate what’s going on without you getting mad at him first.
Give him a few hours or a couple of days. If space is the issue, he should come around soon enough.
Then, you can have a talk with him about how you don’t appreciate this behavior.
5) He doesn’t feel comfortable with your relationship status
Cancers are very sentimental people.
They love giving gifts and celebrating milestones in relationships. They are old-fashioned people who love to go on dates, give flowers, and celebrate anniversaries.
They love to slow down the pace of a relationship so they can really get to know their partner and express their love in ways that are meaningful.
That doesn’t mean they’re not ready for a serious relationship, though.
They just need time to get comfortable with the idea of being in a committed relationship with you.
If you’re dating a Cancer man, it’s normal for him to want to celebrate your relationship with thoughtful gifts and dates.
Cancers are very affectionate people, so he probably wants to mark the change in your relationship status by gifting you something special.
If you haven’t been dating that long, though, he might feel a bit rushed because you’re both in a serious relationship now.
The best thing you can do is give him time to adjust to being in a committed relationship with you.
You see, when things are going faster than he thought they would, his natural reaction might be to pull away and give himself some space.
That’s not to say he isn’t ready for the relationship, though.
He just needs some time to adjust to the idea of being in a committed relationship with you.
If you give him that time, he will soon come back around and be his usual affectionate self again.
6) Discover the root desires of your Cancer man
How well do you really know a Cancer man?
The simple truth is that understanding the unique traits of a Cancer can help you better connect with him on an emotional, spiritual, and even sexual level.
And if you want to know why he is ignoring you, I have good news.
I recently discovered a super helpful zodiac quiz from renowned astrologer Anna Kovich that will reveal what he really wants from you.
In this free quiz, you’ll learn how to make your Cancer man:
- Pursue you
- Commit to you
- And love you deeply.
I was blown away when I first took the quiz. Just by answering a few simple questions, I discovered shocking details about my man (which have proven to be 100% correct so far).
7) He isn’t that into you but doesn’t know how to say it
It’s not uncommon for a Cancer to get into a relationship with someone he doesn’t really like just because they’re convenient.
Cancers are very practical people who like to choose their partners carefully.
They want to be in a relationship that’s meaningful and fulfilling, but they don’t always know how to find that person.
That can sometimes lead a Cancer to settle for someone he isn’t that into, simply because it’s easier than being single.
If you’re dating a Cancer man, but you have a feeling he isn’t that into you, you might be right.
Cancers are very loyal people and they don’t like letting people down. That’s why they might stay in a relationship they aren’t that into, just because they’re worried about hurting you.
If you’re dating a Cancer, and you have a feeling he isn’t that into you, give him time to process those feelings and then talk to him about it.
It’s important not to jump to conclusions and accuse him of not liking you, but it’s also important not to ignore your gut instinct.
You see, if he is ignoring you, there might be a good reason for it.
That’s why you should try to determine if he is ignoring you on purpose or if this is just a phase.
It might be a phase, but then again, it might not be.
As always, the best thing you can do is take things slow and give him time to figure things out on his own.
8) He doesn’t see a future with you
I know, that’s not what you want to hear, but it’s the truth.
Cancer men are very practical and they think about the future all the time.
They want to be in a relationship that’s going to last and if he is ignoring you, it might be because he doesn’t see a future with you.
If you’re dating a Cancer man, and he is ignoring you now, it might be because he sees no reason to continue your relationship.
It could also mean he doesn’t see a future with you because of something that happened between the two of you in the past.
Cancers are very sensitive people who get hurt easily, so if something happened in the past, it might have hurt him badly enough for him to decide there’s no point in continuing the relationship.
You see, Cancers have an incredible memory and they never forget anything that happens to them or around them.
So if something hurt him in some way, it will always stay with him even after years have passed.
Now: him ignoring you might just be his way of trying to slowly get out of the relationship without hurting you.
If that’s the case, don’t take it personally and just let him go.
If you really care about him, give him time to figure things out on his own and then talk to him about it.
This way, he will be able to process his feelings and tell you what’s going on in his head.
This way you know exactly what is going on and why he is ignoring you.
9) He is feeling insecure
Another reason why he might be ignoring you could be because he is feeling insecure.
Some women find it hard to believe that a man can feel insecure, but men are humans too, and they get insecure just like everyone else.
The thing is: they just don’t show it as much as women do.
Cancers are very sensitive people who need reassurance from time to time.
That’s why if you’re dating a Cancer man and he is ignoring you, it might be because he feels like you don’t care about him anymore or because of something that happened between the two of you in the past.
Something that made him think that you don’t care about him anymore.
He might also feel insecure if something happened in the past and now he thinks there’s no reason for your relationship to go on.
If this is the case, I suggest talking to your Cancer man about it instead of ignoring him back until he finally comes around and talks to you about what’s going on in his head.
You see, he might just be doing this to get your attention!
10) You did or said something he doesn’t like
Cancers are very sensitive people.
They have thick skins, but they’re only able to build those thick skins if people are respectful of them and their feelings.
If you did something or said something that hurt his feelings, he might ignore you or pull away from the relationship.
Cancers don’t forgive and forget easily, so even if you apologized for whatever you did, he might still be hurt.
If you really like your Cancer boyfriend, it might be best to just give him some time and space to cool down.
Once he has time to process what happened, he might be ready to address it with you. It’s also important to remember that everyone has different ways of expressing their emotions.
If your Cancer boyfriend isn’t talking to you about what happened, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. He just might be more inclined to process his feelings on his own.
You see, it can be really frustrating when a partner’s coping mechanism is giving you the cold shoulder and ignoring you, I get it.
However, Cancer men aren’t heartless jerks.
They love their partners, and they want to be with them!
All you have to do is give them some time and space, and then maybe talk about the situation at hand.
If you can’t work through it, then maybe it’s better to move on.
The thing is, their coping mechanism for this situation is just a part of who they are. If you can’t deal with that or if the thought of having to deal with that for the rest of your life freaks you out, you might be better off finding someone else.
Cancer men are peculiar and you need to really understand them in order to get along.
11) Something happened at work or in a friendship group
Cancers are very loyal people who are quick to defend their friends and colleagues.
They’re very passionate people who care deeply about their loved ones and the causes they believe in.
Cancers are also very protective people who will go to great lengths to protect their loved ones from harm.
Sometimes, though, those strong emotions can get the better of them, which is why it’s not uncommon for a Cancer to get into a fight at work or with a friend or family member.
If something happened at work or with a friend group that leads to your Cancer boyfriend ignoring you, he’s probably just trying to sort it out on his own.
Cancers don’t like airing their dirty laundry in front of the people they love and care about, so he might just be trying to deal with it internally.
Give him time to deal with whatever happened and then ask him if he wants to talk about it.
It’s also important to remember that not every fight is worth getting worked up about. If something happened, it might be best to just let it go.
Now: you might be wondering why he is ignoring you if he is fighting with someone else.
Well, sometimes, Cancer men can be interesting like that. They want to figure things out and in the meantime, they have no time for anything else.
Your Cancer boyfriend might be ignoring you for a number of reasons.
Most of them are harmless and have nothing to do with your relationship or his feelings for you.
Some of them, however, are signs that things are not going well.
The best thing you can do is give him some space, and after a while, try to talk to him and communicate openly.