As human beings, we all have needs.
Our basic needs for survival are food, water and shelter.
However, our emotional needs are vast, and vary according to our personality, character, upbringing and insecurities.
Our basic emotional needs are validation, significance, reassurance and approval, sense of belonging, acceptance and love. In other words, we all need to be needed and want to feel important, loved and accepted. We also have certain physical needs such as touch, affection and intimacy. Other physical needs are material such as money.
To learn about the six key needs humans have, read “Getting your six needs”
The extent or level of our needs reveals itself when we enter into a romantic relationship. At this point, we will express or demand that our needs be met -and on all levels. While we might think that we are easy to get along with, have only few needs and are not very demanding, the opposite can be true and we can be so demanding, difficult and needy that we become high-maintenance to our partner, draining him or her of their resources and energy – physically, mentally, emotionally and even financially.
Are you high-maintenance?
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