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A close-knit group of trusted friends is important for everyone’s health, but women in particular can benefit from their female friendships.


1. Female friends can understand you in ways that men may not. They to have nurturing, mothering qualities which can be real and understanding when you need it the most. They can be more empathetic, validate your reasoning and draw on their own personal experiences to relate back to you.


2. Female friends can offer you a fresh perspective. They can act as an outsider looking in, giving honest advice that you may not always want to hear, but provides a different perspective that can positively influence your decisions.


3. Female friends can be a voice of honesty. Even if the honesty can come across as brutal, at least you know that you’re getting the absolute truth. They can be your sounding board, someone who will listen to your ideas, thoughts and opinions and then tell you what they honestly think. In some cases these friends know you better than your partner so are there when you need a listening ear, ( even at 1.30 am in the morning) a shoulder to cry on or a night out dancing and a beer!


AND FINALLY- Bonus


Did you know that GOOD QUALITY girlfriends are like fine red wines: they get better with age. Recent research actually tells us that the average female friendship lasts 16 years, which is 6 years longer than the average romantic relationship. AND, once we turn 55, our friendships on average last 23 years + ! (Get in ) AND, research has even shown that women have higher survival rates from major illnesses when they have strong female friendships.

So to those females that are there for me, I THANK YOU.

You bring clarity where there’s confusion, laughter where there is pain, guidance when I’m lost, your the glue when I need holding together and the ears for my fears.

You are unique, weird and honest with strong opinions and values, you are my home AND I LOVE YOU

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