I have always been blessed to be surrounded by some amazing girlfriends in my life. Yes, as the seasons of life change, some have come and gone; some by choice and some by force. But one thing is for certain: we all need a good girlfriend (or two or many) in our lives. There are just some conversations and places that are meant for girlfriends and not necessarily for our husband. I know that if I have a crisis or need a good ladies’ night out, I will never be without a friend to reach out to.
When I got married, people thought I was crazy because I had 12 bridesmaids (outside of my 4 sisters). But for as long as I can remember, I have always had a big group of close girlfriends. So even after I got married, it was important for me to maintain those friendships. And as we get older, and everyone gets married, and starts having kids, the dynamics have changed a bit. But the bonds and the love have not. So even if it’s once a year, I try to make sure that we get together for a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner (sometimes one-on-one, and sometimes upwards of ten plus). I love my girlfriends to death, and there is nothing like their friendship.
So here are 8 types of friends I’m blessed to have, and think every woman should have too:
1. The Cheerleader
She’s the one who no matter what you’re doing, you know you can call her and she will be excited for you. You could’ve mopped the floor or bought a new pair of shoes she knew you desperately needed. Whatever it is, she is going to cheer you on like no one else will. But she genuninely loves and supports everything that you do.
2. The Sensible One
This is the one you call when you want to go “postal”, but know you can’t. She’ll listen to your problems and talk you off the ledge ’cause she really doesn’t want you to go to jail. So she’ll give you a different, more calm point of view for just about every situation (especially if it means keeping you out of trouble).
3. The Ride or Die Chick
This is the one you call because you know that something is about to go down and she already has your bail money stashed away and her tims ready to go. It doesn’t matter who wronged you or what they did, she is going to act first and ask questions later. But she’s going to make sure she covers your back and has not problem taking the fall for you.
4. The Comedienne
This is the one that can make you laugh under any circumstance and about any situation. You know that when you are in need of a good laugh, you already have this friend on speed dial ready to go. She’s the one that makes your stomach feel like you’ve done 100 crunches after getting off the phone with her.
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