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Female Friendship



Female friendship has been celebrated across many cultures as an important social, emotional, and even spiritual factor in women’s lives, especially in places where women do not have the same access to social and political spaces as men, or where the access that is offered doesn’t take into account experiences or circumstances unique to women. Relationships between women can follow patterns that differ from cross-gender or male friendships, and there have been many thoughts on the best way to foster, strengthen, and heal them.

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A Hilarious Celebration of Lifelong Female Friendship | Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

Legendary duo Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for decades.

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Assemble the Tribe: Believe in Your Value. Find Belonging. Be Different.

Who am I and what do I have to give? How do I find my people—my tribe? What are the keys to creating amazing female connections? Connecting with women can be complicated. Finding a female tribe that supports and appreciates each other for a lifetime? Well, that can feel impossible.

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The Importance of Female Friendships

Whether you have a few besties or a whole goddess crew, your female friendships enhance your life in so many ways you might not even understand. No matter how strong you may be, everybody needs some sisters to lean on.

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FindCenterDon’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Walk beside me; just be my friend.

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Friendship Breakups | Ladies' Round Table | A Black Love Series

This week the ladies talk about how and why friendships may change, letting relationships go, and moving on from old ties.

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You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships

Best friend, old friend, good friend, bff, college roommate, neighbor, workplace confidante: Women’s friendships are a lifeline in times of trouble and a support system for daily life.

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Why Women’s Friendships Are So Complicated

Women place a premium on knowing the details of their loved ones’ lives, which can make their relationships as fraught as they are gratifying.

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FindCenterFriendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses...swapped back and forth and over again.

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Find Your Tribe—4 Ways to Build Strong Female Friendships

Relationship expert, Dr. Karyn Gordon, has 4 tips adults can use to create strong female friendships in their lives.

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Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

For too long, women have been told that we are terrible at being friends, that we can’t help being cruel or competitive, or that we inevitably abandon each other for romantic partners. But we are rejecting those stereotypes and reclaiming the power of female friendship.

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