10 Signs You're A High-Maintenance Girlfriend

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Women who demand respect often get exactly that. And why shouldn't they? We not only deserve it, we should expect it. But there's a tipping point when a woman's demands jump the shark from self-respecting to totally high maintenance, or, as I like to call it, highmay.

There are the obvious one-name offenders: Madonna and her overnight full body saran wrapping, Cher and her multiple costume changes. And then there are women who demand maintenance in ways that are less obvious, but just as lethal. She is "the worst kind," as Harry so clearly explained to Sally. "You're high maintenance but you think you're low."

So girls and guys, I'm going to be like your cool older sister who bought your sorry 15-year-old ass beer from the Quickmart and offer you a few tips on how to preemptively spot a high-maintenance girlfriend. Because those dudes I described yesterday have company. Win $550 Worth Of Luxury Goods From Henri Bendel!

Gals, you can write your seemingly benign behaviors off as girly or cute, or you can see them for what they are—blinking red lights indicating you’re about to take the onramp to the highmay highway.

Guys, ignore the warning signs at your peril—unless, of course, you’re a glutton for punishment; then ending up with a woman who's just like your highmay mother is probably inevitable.

See if you fit the high-maintenance description at The Frisky: 10 Signs She's A High-Maintenance Girlfriend.

Written by Emily Bracken for The Frisky.

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