Issa Rae once tweeted, “I feel sorry or women who don’t have female friends.” Quite honestly, I couldn’t agree more. There’s something about having a connection with other women that can’t be replaced by relationships with men. Keep reading to learn about the importance of sisterhood and why every woman needs her girlfriend(s)!
The Importance of Sisterhood
What I love most about female friendships is the undeniable sisterhood that women have no matter what we may have. That bond is like no other. Men will never understand what it takes to be a woman. No matter how much we try to educate them and provide insight into what it’s like to walk a mile in our shoes – and vice versa. And in today’s society with so much controversy surrounding sexual abuse, feminism, the constant pressures we face to be women – we need one another. I don’t care how many guy friends you have – there is something that simply can’t replace good ole’ girl’s talk, a night out with the girls or just an unspoken understanding of one another.
The Key to Solid Friendships
Now I’d like to add here that not all friendships are created equally. Certain people will serve different purposes in your life and that is perfectly fine. Also, I’m sure that you know that not all friendships will last forever, but that is ok. People grow apart and no love needs to be lost. The key to solid friendships is to find women that you can genuinely learn and grow with, be your truest self, and be happy and comfortable with who you are as a woman and what you bring to the table.
A Few Things to Remember About Friendships
- Solid friendships should be based on QUALITY, not QUANTITY.
- Healthy and fulfilling friendships are based on honesty, trust, and emotional availability.
- Friendships are not a one size fits all kind of thing.
- The relationships in your life are a two-way street.
In closing, I encourage you ladies value your friendships, especially the ones with your girlfriends. The challenges we face on a daily basis is enough as it is. Society is relentless on pinning women against one another but we can’t take the bait.