Gaga and Taylor had one of the most difficult types of relationships – a type I call “Heaven and Hell.” Heaven and Hell relationships are characterized by True Love, moderate or higher Soulmate potential, high Sexual Heat, and high Clash Severity. Though Gaga and Taylor blamed their long work-related separations for their split, I think it’s likely that their separations kept their relationship alive much longer than it would have otherwise lasted.
You can see Gaga and Taylor’s overall relationship recap and likely outcome scenarios at right.
Relationship clashes take some time and proximity to manifest, so a long-distance relationship or one with frequent separations helps to mask the depth the problem. Normally, Heaven and Hell relationships are tumultuous, rollercoaster relationships, and couples in these relationships often split and reunite many times before finally walking away from each other forever. Their True Love and Hot Sex brings them together again and again, then their clashes sadly push them apart.
Gaga and Taylor had high numbers of two very difficult clashes:
which can create a lot of toxic fallout during and after disagreements, and
Power Struggle Clashes
which make it difficult to create win-win solutions to problems. They also have a higher than normal number of
which can undermine inner peace for the affected partner, in this case, both Gaga and Taylor.
The good news, if there is ever good news when a couple breaks up, is that the Heartbreak Potential for both Gaga and Taylor is lower than average. This indicates that both should be able to get on with their lives without too much pain.