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High Maintenance



With regards to a specific relationship, a connection that requires a higher than average amount of time or energy investment.

With regards to a person within a relationship, high maintenance can refer to several things: having higher than normal expectations of a person in a relationship, the requirement one has for high amounts of affection and reassurance within relationship, or being unusually intense in a relationship with regards to needs and/or demands and therefore being difficult or challenging.

You might not want to date her; she's high maintenance.
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