Added: Jimena Jefferson - Date: 29.12.2021 18:37 - Views: 30928 - Clicks: 1829
She was shocked when her now ex-boyfriend first used the term, about a year into their relationship, when referring to basic acts such as talking, replying to her text messages, or just spending an evening together. In these cases the implication was clear: these needy women are making unreasonable demands of me. And it is this that allows the term to be weaponised against women. The term high maintenance is not new. Remember when Phoebe in Friends said Monica was high maintenance?
Flash forward nearly three decades and the term is being used in exactly the same way. The term becomes problematic when it is used with a negative connotation, to degrade or berate someone. Not only did she find this confusing, but it meant that it started affecting her self esteem. She now sees, as Philpotts highlighted, that in this case, the behaviour was part of a wider pattern of emotional abuse. She eventually left her partner as a result. So what should you do if your partner calls you high maintenance? Especially if this is part of a wider violent or abusive behaviour.
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