I've never understood those girls that drop their friends once they get a guy, or girls whose social lives revolve around doing things with their family and family acqaintances (how fricking boring), or even worse.....girls that don't get along well with other girls BUT as soon as you put a guy in the picture all of a sudden they turn into miss confidence. I've always been a girls girl.
Your girls are important. What you get out of your solid relationships with your girlfriends is something you don't get from your mama, your daddy, your whole family, your significant other, your guy friends, your role model or mentor, your successful career, or your achievements. You can relate to and understand each other on a unique level.
When the pops is being unreasonable, when the mister in your life is being a butthole, when you failed a test, when you gain 5 pounds, when you randomly feel lonely, when you PMS, when you HAVE to have those overpriced sandals-your girls get it!
I grew up around a really tight group of girls. There was always something going on-we were always doing stuff. Today we compare ourselves to that awesome Now & Then movie. Throughout the years we lost some members, we gained some newbies, and some of us went in and out. Sure, there have been catfights, jealousies, tensions, competitions, family issues, grudges....that all comes with the nature of such relationships. At the end of the day if you survived in our group it's all worth it because the fun and fulfillment that you experience outweighs all the collective drama-which by the way gets less and less as you get older.
I can't imagine life without a good group of girlfriends that have your back at the end of the day. Your khalto can throw you a bridal shower, but your girlfriends can put together the most creatively-themed suprise bridal shower you've ever been to. We all go on family road trips and I'm sure honeymoons are exciting, but there's probably nothing like a girls getaway to get your mind off things. When you breakup with someone your family will make sure you're safe and protected, but your girlfriends will call you at regular intervals and put together a special care package with letters they wrote telling you that you were so much better than him anyway.
With that I leave you with a feel-good montage from one of my favorite movies: