Help me understand the term "high-maintenance" in describing a partner.
May 19, 2012 10:15 AM Subscribe
Help me understand the term "high-maintenance" in describing a partner. I am asking this question to get a clearer understanding of the term "high-maintenance" when your partner describes you as such. My interpretation of it has been respect, dedication, commitment and love and want to gauge whether I should alter my understanding of my definition and my actions.
posted by i_wear_boots to human relations (59 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've done some reading on the subject, but I'd like to hear personal experience in dealing with high-maintenance women, men, romantic relationships in general.
-What does high-maintenance mean to you in describing a romantic partner?
-What made your romantic relationship feel high-maintenance?
-Did or has your romantic relationship stood the test of time and love in dealing with someone you felt was high-maintenance?
-What advice do you have for the high-maintenance person involved in a relationship with someone who believes they are low-maintenance?
So many questions, but your experience is what I am seeking to give me some perspective on the subject in general. Thanks.