RNRGIRL: I'm a gemini and I was married to a virgo ....how we lasted 15 years I don't know!! My ex husband was very controlling, lived life to a set routine, and very critical. He frowned upon any spontaneous action....and woebetide me if I forgot to dust a shelf or two! He didn't enjoy socialising... There were times when I caught glimpses of his heart softening but he had a nasty tongue and I was subjected to alot of verbal abuse ..but not physical abuse.
Thought you might be interested in the flip side of your scenario...
My ex was a gemini and I'm a virgo, and everything you described about your ex would be what I woud have said about mine down to the verbal abuse. I thought I was walking on eggs all the time when I was around him. Anything I said, however gently, he perceived as critical so he doubly zapped me back. We virgos can be critical, but most often we are harder on ourselves than others. It's taken many years to recover from his offensive remarks and his frequent dissing me in public.
He's dating a capricorn and seems happy. Once I've gotten more of my energy back from going through cancer treatment, I plan to get back into dating.
What I find most curious is that I attract geminis. I have a quite a few gemini friends, yet none who behave like him in any way other than their keen ability to be articulate about subjects that they're knowledgeable about.