Friendship between women is much different than friendship between men. No, I am not saying friendship is not important for a man, but I am saying it is a bit more intimate for a woman.
Personally, I share everything with my close friends. We are all truly connected on a deep level. Jane Fonda speaks about this in her most recent Ted Talk and she really brings things into perspective. While women in current times are more isolated than those from the past, when it comes to being around one another, that does not make friendship any less important.
Being around other women is all about healing and nourishing our souls. Other women can even fill the emotional gap we have in our partnerships. We find strength through being close and caring for our friends. Even the friendship of young girls is something to be envious of. We are naturally able to nourish one another.
“Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other to belong to themselves.”- Louise Bernikow
As a matter of fact, a breast cancer study from back in 2006 found that women without close friends were four times as likely to die from their disease as women who had at least ten close friends or more. Connections are very important in life. To hear Fonda and her close friend Lily Tomlin speak on sisterhood and friendship, check out the video below. It will have you wanting to plan a get together as soon as possible.
Friendship groups can be as small or as large as you want them to be. Your tribe may be the opposite of someone else’s and that is okay. You don’t have to spend every waking moment together or even speak every day to know that your tribe cares. Girl talk is one of the most important things a woman can be missing in life. If you have been closed off from other women because you are afraid of fake friends and bitches please give the world another chance.
Even just one friend is worth so much. In this day and age, we often forget how important connections with those who have common interests and struggles with us are. It is a great feeling to have someone to go to when times are rough, someone who knows you and nurtures you in the ways you nurture them. It is almost like a spiritual connection in a sense.
I, for one, am very grateful for the friends that I have and while I don’t have ‘ten or more’ I do have a few who are very special to me. Growing up, my friends were always there to keep me grounded, and I do not know what I would do without them. If you really think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
In ancient times, women spent all of their time together for the most part. If you are someone who wants to be a part of a tribe but is struggling to find the right ladies to around click here to learn how to find the best female friends.