Typically, women are more receptive to sharing their feelings and feel more comfortable opening up to other women for advice. They can help each other in times of need, whether it’s bringing over a home-cooked meal or spending leisure time together in a spa.
Girlfriends often work together on projects to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. For many years, I’ve met with friends every week at a coffeehouse and we plan charity projects that we carry out several times a year.
Women enjoy having fun together. They may go out together to watch a chick-flick or fashion event that their male partners want nothing to do with. Plus, it’s nice to get away and see the world through a feminine perspective.
Many women have dreams to start their own businesses or take on meaningful projects later in life. They can empower each other to achieve their goals by offering feedback and support along the way.
Girlfriends are important for emotional support. We are blessed if we have a girlfriend who will be with us through it all, listen to every word and offer encouragement at every turn of life.
Women understand what’s going on with their bodies and can relate to each other when a friend has a hot flash, grows chin hairs or has difficulty dealing with sex and relationships. It’s easier to talk to each other about these topics than to a man or doctor who may make their feelings seem insignificant.