What does it mean to be high maintenance these days? Often times, women are usually the ones described as high maintenance (like men can’t be demanding). These women are often described as someone who requires a lot of attention and demands a lot from the man in her life. This just in…asking for what you want in a relationship doesn’t make you high maintenance ladies, it makes you smart!
Many women obsess over giving the appearance of being laid-back when dealing with guys because they feel like they’re going to be branded as one of “those girls.” What’s worse is that they believe speaking their minds, whether to express encouragement or disappointment, will make them appear overly sensitive or bitchy. But if you think about it, being hands-off in the relationship affects everything from what you’ll eat on a date to how much time you’ll wait for your guy to pick you up or even call you back. Because women are scared to be labeled high maintenance, they tend to hide their true feelings, which can lead to resentment as the relationship progresses or it can cause it to fizzle out altogether.
Ladies, we’re being ridiculous! Wanting to know where a relationship is going is not high maintenance. Wanting to eventually get married (if that’s your thing) is not high maintenance. Wanting to hang out with a guy you’re dating or getting upset when he does something upsetting is not high maintenance! These are normal human behaviors and basic relationship rights…so don’t be afraid to speak your mind.