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Why Do Capricorn Men Withdraw All the Time? Finally We Know!

So why does Capricorn man withdraw after he has been hot and romantic?  There are some good reasons that he will do this sort of thing. It may not seem like it but trust me, he has his own quirky behaviors.

 I have some things for you to see that may help you have better insight on Capricorn man’s behavior. So, you might want to keep reading to find out what would cause Capricorn men to withdraw quite often.

High Morals and Standards

Why do Capricorn men pull away? This may have something to do with his belief system and how he lives his life. That sounds confusing right? Bear with me and keep reading.

The Capricorn man tends to hold some really high standards and if someone doesn’t meet those standards or prove themselves to not be high quality in his book, he’s not into giving them any more of his energy.

It’s also likely that he has some expectations that may seem almost impossible. Again, if you aren’t living up to what he expected you should be or what you can be, he will likely pull away.

If you lie to him or are dishonest in some way, he will let you go. He isn’t interested in someone with loose morals. He wants to be told the truth at all times and from someone who values life.

He takes a long time to let someone in enough to trust them so you can bet that if you’re disloyal or betray him in some way, he will lose interest. This includes lying about even the smallest of things.

His feeling is, if you can lie to him about something small then clearly, you will lie to him about bigger things as well, and he cannot accept that type of behavior from anyone.

He can’t stand lazy people, people who gossip, or people who don’t treat others right. If you’re someone that constantly complains, treats people badly, or acts better than others, he will definitely turn and walk away.

Get up, motivate, take care of yourself, take care of your home, your car, and anything else that needs your attention. Believe it or not, he’ll actually motivate easier by seeing you do it. It’s inspiring!

High Dramatic Situations

Why Do Capricorn Men Withdraw All the Time

Capricorn man loves having peace. He tends to turn away from situations that seem too negatively charged, and certainly, people who blow things out of proportion.

He cannot stand loud women who have to show off every time they go out. He wants to keep things low key and private. Talk on the phone while you’re out with him, he’ll probably think it’s rude and will hold it against you.

When he’s going out with you, you have to have manners. Complaining about the wait staff at a restaurant will turn him off unless the wait staff really is that awful. Just remember, he’s someone who stands up for justice.

If you’re bashing people, he’ll likely put you right in your place and deservedly so. He cannot stand judgmental people or gossips. If you’re overly emotional about things, he will shy away from you there too.

Truly this guy wants a woman who can conduct herself with elegance, maturity, and our understanding of human beings even if they aren’t doing their best. Talk badly about people, and you will be out the door (or he will).

Be a lady and mind your business. It’s far better for you to take a diplomatic approach when it comes to other people. It’s good for you and he’ll be happy with it as well.

Lack of Supporting Him

When he’s been giving you his all, and yet you cannot get on board with the things he does in his life, he will likely pull back. He wants a partner who is going to be moral support and basically be his personal cheerleader.

He takes great pride in what he does as well as what he is striving to achieve. If you cannot get on board with these things, then he feels he has no use for you and will absolutely withdraw.

The Capricorn man knows he’s good at what he does, and he wants to have a partner that will respect him and his endeavors. Disrespecting him on any level will make him want to walk away.

Certainly, if you criticize what he does, he will go dead quiet on you, and you’d be lucky to ever hear from him again. He’s most likely done with you and will cut ties so good luck with that.

Support anything he does unless it’s something harmful. He’s not likely to plan anything that is intense like that anyway. However, be sure that you are his biggest cheerleader.

Even if you have to put on some sexy but classy clothing and do a cute cheer for him, do it! I’m kind of poking fun but I’m absolutely serious about showing him support. He needs it and he craves it.

Read next: How To Get A Capricorn Man Interested In You – Capture His Attention

Hurting Him or Insulting Him

Why Do Capricorn Men Withdraw All the Time

Capricorn man is sensitive to what people say to him. He’s the hardcore on the exterior, and he can certainly handle himself. However, he may not appreciate it if you plan to point out what all he’s doing wrong.

He doesn’t need someone to point out his flaws and make sure he hears all about it. That doesn’t mean he is oblivious to what he does wrong, but there are ways of telling people where they need improvement without being a jerk.

Picking fights with him is also a bad thing to do. He won’t tolerate it, he will absolutely strip you bear telling you what all you’ve done wrong that he didn’t mention before.

The last thing you really want to do is “go there” with Capricorn man. He doesn’t like game playing and prefers to be with someone who is mature. Games are for children, not for grown women.

Hurting him will only make him go totally cold. It may also make him want to get out of dodge before you try to hurt him again. This is why he guards his heart so well and takes a nominal time to commit.

These types of things definitely make a Capricorn man withdraw.  He may not know how to cope and so he needs to actually think about it and figure out what he’s doing from here on in.

Is Capricorn Man Likely To Return?

If you’ve made the mistake of doing any of the things I’ve mentioned, then it’s probably not all that likely he will return. He holds a grudge pretty well, and it would take time and forgiveness to get past it.

When you make stupid small mistakes, you can apologize, and perhaps he’ll get past it with a bit of time. However, if you really went after him in an argument, he will not want anything else to do with you.

You’d really have to prove to him somehow that you’re not ever going to do that again and that you’re working on your own behavior. If you don’t think you did anything wrong, you won’t see or hear from him again.

He can and will return if he thinks you are worth his while. If he feels you will not hurt him or insult him again then he may come back. It really does depend on the severity of what happened.

Why do Capricorn men Withdraw? Well, when they feel they cannot trust the woman they are with, they will absolutely hide out away from her at any cost. However, he will come back if he feels she’s worth it and will correct her behavior.

Read next: 5 Biggest Turn-Offs For The Capricorn Man You Should Know About


While Capricorn man is capable of forgiveness and starting fresh, he’s not likely to do it if you’ve really gone above and beyond to hurt him or disappoint him. Remember, he seeks a mature lady who can conduct herself with elegance.

Be independent, optimistic, and carry out your own dreams or goals. You’re inspiring him by achieving your own successes. He wants to be like you and you’re helping to motivate him to do his own.

It’s important to be the one he turns to when he’s uncertain about his life or where it’s headed. When he can trust you, he will absolutely open up but that may take a great deal of time. If you love him, you’ll wait him out.

Speaking of reserved and private, did you know that certain male celebrities are Capricorn men? For example, tall and sexy actor Tyrese Gibson is one. Perhaps that’s why we don’t see him very much in tabloids. He keeps his lips zipped.

Have you gotten a withdrawn Capricorn man to return? What did you do to make him want to come back? Tell me about it!

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Wishing you all the luck of the universe

Your friend and Relationship Astrologer,

Anna Kovach

  • This was a good article and good understanding of a Capricorn. My ex is a Capricorn and withdraw from me a couple of years ago, from a on and off relationship. I’ve tried to be friends with him but he won’t have it. I’ve moved on from him with someone new but to have the friendship with him, would be nice and stop all this going on like it has for years. If I let you know my story, maybe you could give me a more of a understanding?

    • Hi Tara!

      Thank you for chiming in sweetheart. I understand why you would want to have a friendship but Capricorn men tend to close that door if thing have gone wrong. So sorry for what happened to you. The only way I can give you more of an understanding is from you purchasing the book “Capricorn Man Secrets” as that would allow you a VIP consultation with me. Then you could share your story and I could advise you.

  • Hi Anna you shave given so perfectly accurate analysis of Capricorn.i am finding some issues now with my guy and I really hope to talk to you. How can I do? Will pay if required as I really need to understand everything.ots very lengthy.. do you mind to drop an email to me at to connect pls? Janice here thanks!!!

    • Hi Janice!

      Darling, all you need to do to speak with me is purchase my books on Capricorn Man Secrets and that will allow you to have a free VIP consultation with me. If you need more than that then I also have a package that can help you further. I do hope to see you in my email list because I’d love to talk to you. Hope to hear from you soon!

  • A bunch of lies! He has high standards, huh? You picture him as a god, but he is crazy about naked whores on Instagram! He loves money and luxury, he is selfish, egotistic, arrogant and shallow. How can you describe him as a flawless hero? He is the greatest jerk I’ve ever met in my life! He has no consideration towards other people’s feelings! He enjoys hurting women on purpose in order to feel powerful! A loser with low self-esteem, shallow, superficial, immoral and unscrupulous!

    • Hi Anda!

      I will agree with the darker side of Capricorn being selfish, full of ego, shallow, and arrogant. These are all true. I would like to point out that the ones you’ve encountered likely have aspects in their chart that make them this way. He’s definitely not flawless sweetheart. There are some really good ones and there are some jerks. It depends on what their chart defines them as. I’m sorry you had a souring experience. I wish you all the very best!

  • I am dating a Capricorn man and we saw each other on Friday… I took him on a date he was so affectionate, more than he has ever been and told me how much he appreciated me and told him I like when we talk more. He said he respected that about me and he would do just that. He called me the next day. I called him the following day and then he texted me that night. The following day, he wasn’t on social media and didn’t respond to my texts. This is the first time this has happened. What should I do? We have been dating for 2 months going on 3 now.

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