There is a myth that women cannot truly be friends because they are always competing with one another for male attention. I disagree. I believe that women can have non-competitive friendships that are separate and apart from their relationships with their spouses or lovers. One such friendship that I admire is the friendship between Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King.
In my opinion, your relational life is not complete unless you have a SisterGirlfriend. This woman can be your relative or a friend you would have chosen to be your sister, if given the choice.
What is her role in your life?
She is your sounding board, your cheerleader, your “voice of wisdom” and your helper in “keeping it real” during those times when you get a little delusional.
She was probably there with you through all of the Mr. Right Nows until you found Mr. Right and stood by you when he either walked out the door or was carried out of the door.
She listened to your frustrations through those “hard-headed” kid days and shared your pride when they finally grew up.
She celebrated with you when you got that degree, certification, opened that business or pursued your dream.
She cried with you when you had to say those final goodbyes to loved ones.
She’s your walking- off-the-pounds partner, let’s-go-to-brunch buddy, share-my-laughter sister, getting-our-groove-back girlfriend.
She is the first person you want to share a funny story with and the last friend you want to see disappointed.
You are the same for her.
Do you believe that women can have non-competitive friendships? If not, please explain.
Do you have a sister-girlfriend friendship? If so, can you please share some history about your friendship?