From the looks of Jax Taylor's recent Instagram missive, he might be a little prickly regarding his Vanderpump Rules castmate and on-again off-again love Stassi Schroeder.

The ups and downs of the SUR power couple kept us riveted for the first season of the show, especially when Jax admitted to cheating on Stassi in the climactic season finale.

On April 3, Jax told Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively that he and Stassi were spending a lot of time together and making him "work for it." A couple weeks later, Stassi told us that they're just friends but that he's trying "really, really hard."

Looks like he might be tired of trying, though, if this Instagram message is any indication. On May 5, Jax posted an image of a cactus with a damning caption:

"Loving someone who doesn't care is like hugging a cactus. You know it's alive, but it wouldn't give you any reaction. And the tighter you hug it, the greater the pain you'll feel."

Yikes. Either Jax is just musing on love and relationships in general, or the post is deathly specific. Stassi, the message here might be clear: Fish or cut bait!

Source: Jax Taylor on Instagram