Our technologically propelled life impacts many aspects of our existence, including our concepts and language. We all know about the advantages of a low maintenance machines like cars, sound systems, computers, etc., but a “low maintenance relationship”? This term is not only used by some couples but is also believed to be a desirable state of relating.
So what is a “low maintenance relationship?” Well, it varies from speaker to speaker, but the theme is a relationship that requires little effort to maintain. How did we come up with the concept of “low maintenance” relationship and is it advantageous to have?
Perhaps it evolved from the distasteful description of some partners as too “high maintenance”. That often implies that the partner is too needy of material possessions, attention, affirmation, appreciation, and emotional or physical care. The label “high maintenance” implies unreasonable demands that are burdensome to the other mate.
Here are some of the quirks of being in a low-maintenance relationship.
When you have petty fights, you don’t make a fuss about it in public.
You would rather discuss your issues in private instead of showing everybody how you two settle an argument. Also, you don’t post parinig posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
You’re both easy to please.
You don’t try to control each other’s actions and emotions.
You and your man can be your true selves whether you’re in public, at a family reunion, or when you’re alone with each other. You don’t try to change him just so he could fit in your world or lifestyle.
Not being able to talk to each other 24/7 is no big deal.
Because you both have your own lives to focus on and you’re not too dependent on your significant other just to be happy.
Date nights are usually spent at home.
There’s no need to show off to the world that you’re a couple.
You’re not worried about other people’s attention because you get enough validation and love from your partner.