Try googling for “high maintenance girlfriend”. Then try googling for “high maintenance boyfriend”.It’s astounding. There’s an msn quiz right up front that professes to tell you whether or not your girlfriend is “high maintenance” but there’s nothing to find out if your boyfriend is!
It doesn’t stop there. There’s more. If you google for high maintenance and boyfriend together, you’re more likely to find a girl wondering why her boyfriend says she’s high maintenance than anything else.
I wonder, what is it about society in general that makes women wonder a zillion times whether they’re high maintenance or whether they expect too much from their partners while there’s no such standard for men?
I refuse to believe that women tend to demand more from relationships than men. (Or vice versa. I’m not a male bashing kind of feminist). But maybe they’re just a little more likely to change a lot of things without noticing it.
Maybe, just maybe, as women, we are highly conditioned to give without measuring but equally conditioned to measure how much we take.