We’ve all done it before. Once we start up a relationship with a new love, we spend a whole lot of time with them and ditch our girlfriends. But, there’s still nothing like having girlfriends to fill a much needed void, the void of gossiping, someone to lean on, someone to vent to when you and your love are in a fight. And of course many of us go through breakups and heart break before finding “the one”, and that’s where girlfriends are especially important, in those rough times in your life. After all, girlfriends are the family that we choose for ourselves, the ones that bring you up when you are down, the ones that you can spend hours trying on clothes with at the mall.
Growing up, I always had a good group of girlfriends. I have a close group of high school girlfriends, a couple close groups of college girlfriends, a few groups of work girlfriends, a few groups of blogger girlfriends, and a few groups of mama girlfriends. All of these groups of friends are great for different reasons! Below are 10 reasons why women need girlfriends.
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1. Shopping partner
I don’t know about you, but shopping with my husband… is like pulling my hair out one by one. Well maybe that’s what it feels like for him. I like to take my time, search the store, try things on, my husband wants me to get what I need and get out of there. That’s no fun, that’s why girlfriends. It’s way more fun going next to your friend in the dressing room, trying on a bunch of clothes and giving each other your opinions to buy or not buy. I totally also do this with online purchases, once I receive them, I text a picture to some friends and they’ll let me know if I should keep or return the item! It’s great!
2. Late night texting buddy
Once my husband has gone to bed… I text my friends, and we have long chats. Well, who am I kidding, I text with my girlfriends when I wake up, lunch, after work…
3. A shoulder to cry on
Well since you probably spend the most time with your family, you probably get into the most fights or have the most stress over family matters. Kids throwing tantrums, husband complaining about this or that… that you need a girl friend’s shoulder to cry on. I love that I have so many friends that I could just call and cry to if needed.
Similar to the one above, I fully believe that venting is a great way to release energy and calm yourself. When I get really worked up about something, venting to my girl friends and getting their perspective always helps!
5. Girl’s trips
Girl’s trips for me are far and few between. I usually go on them with my college friends or high school friends and we always pick up where we last left off. The conversations are great, they are deep, we cry, we laugh, we eat, we shop. These trips are just great for the soul.
6. Feminine stuff
There’s just certain things about the female anatomy or the female brain or female emotion that boys will just not get. That’s why you need your girlfriends there. Cramps, PMS, your period, Aunt flow, childbirth… they won’t get it.
7. Borrowing clothes
Just ask my college friends, they borrowed clothes from me all the time. Mostly for going out to clubs.. and parties, HA! And yes, I had THAT many clothes back then as I do now! :/
If you get married, you will probably want some Bridesmaids to stand by you, bring you water, pin up your dress, cut off the bottom of your dress (yes, this happened to me), say a few words about you and party with you.
9. Spa day
Spas, pedictures, manicures, massages, these things are always more fun with girlfriends.
10. They get you
This really just sums it all up. For me, my girlfriends are the ones I can lean on to chat about anything and everything. We all have our struggles and our successes, and they get me, because they go through many of the same things.