If you’re starting to get the vibe that Mondays are all about love on Mislabled, you miiiiight be on to something. Yes, we love ourselves, we love Gaga, and today I’m going to blather on about how much I LOVE women friendships.
The first time you find that great girl-that’s-a-friend is like finding out you have a long-lost twin Parent Trap style. It confirms all your innermost thoughts and embarrassing secrets (“You have nipple hair, too?!?!?”), while simultaneously dispelling your most cynic fears for female-kind (“Are we actually capable of maintaining a dialogue that’s classified beyond ‘gossip?’”)
I know there are a lot of women who insist they just get along better with the guys, and I can understand why. Good gal pals are hard to find, arguably more elusive than the female orgasm but equally worth the effort! In Gretchen Rubin’s best-selling book The Happiness Project, she marvels over her research findings on female friendship:
“Both men and women find relationships with women to be more intimate and enjoyable than those with men. Women have more feelings of empathy for other people than men do. […] For both men and women […] the most reliable predictor of not being lonely is the amount of contact with women.”
Yes, lady-love is the best, and I’m so happy to have found my Sharon McKendrick/Susan Evers, or if you’re a LiLo fan Annie James/Hallie Parker. Now it’s time to go learn that handshake.
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