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The Importance of Female Friendships

In the past few years, I have been cultivating, nourishing, seeking women friendships.  It has become obvious to me just how important it is to surround ourselves with kindred spirits with whom to share our happiness, sadness, success, failure, hopes and dreams.

Some of them I’ve known all my life, some since Grade 2, some from high school, a few through College or during university classes or even at the gym, and some have found their way into my life over the internet, through blogging.  I never realised just how important each and everyone of them would become to me.  What is wonderful is some are my age, some younger and some older.  There is no age barrier in friendship.  Each one has something to bring to the table, so to speak.

As fate would have it, as I was faffing away on Facebook, wasting time instead of being productive as I’m on standby for house issues, I landed on this Ted talk.  How can we not love Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda?


22 thoughts on “The Importance of Female Friendships

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  2. When I was young, I was a tomboy and preferred hanging out with boys. Also, I mostly read books by male authors. But as I’ve got older, I’ve found female friendships increasingly important. I’ve also started reading female authors and discovered some gems among them. As for online friendships via blogging — I love having had the chance to chat to you and Rochelle together via Skype, and only wish that this included an ability to teleport across the Pond into each other’s sitting-rooms, too 🙂

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    • I was too but had a mix of male and female friends. I still have quite a few men friends – totally a different vibe – and yet, women friends, as I get older, have become way more important (probably because we are past the mean girl phase!)
      I love our chats too! It would be the coolest to find ourselves in the same room one day!

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      • I could never understand the whole “mean girl” thing. And there are some women who never grow out of it. They’re spiteful, jealous, competitive, often narcissistic, and always want to be the Queen Bee. Anyway, they can keep their claws and stingers to themselves, as you and I don’t inhabit the same universe as them.
        Yes, indeed, it would be the coolest to find ourselves in the same room. I vote you do the cooking, though 😉

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        • Neither could I, frankly! I hung out at the gym with the boys and other sporty girls so that whole mean girl things was all a mystery to me until I saw they made a movie about it! Indeed… they can keep amongst their own kind!
          It would be my pleasure! Just keep me company in the kitchen and you ladies can set the table and do the dishes. Fair exchange, I say!


  3. I love Frankie & Grace – awesome show about Female Friendship. Thanks for the link Dale. I’ve lost track of a lot of my friends due to moving but lately I’ve been finding them again and it’s wonderful. I love having you as a friend too. Hugs. :o)

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  4. Dear Dale,

    I could echo Sarah in that I love our Skype chats together. I hope that one day we can sit together in the flesh and laugh over a glass of wine and exchange physical hugs.
    I do have and have had some very precious friendships with those of the male persuasion…but we also know where some of those have gotten me. 😉
    There are certain types of women that I enjoy…I’m not one to sit around a quilt or knit, but I like women who are intelligent and not too prissy. Yeah, you know who your are. I’m blessed to have some those types of women friends…across the pond and in Canada. I just had lunch with one of them…used to work with her…and I have the joy of one living two doors down from me.
    There I’ve almost matched you for word count. 😉 Said all that to agree with you and say that I’m glad the internet brought us together.




    • Dear Rochelle,
      I think we are truly lucky to have found each other.
      We’ll just have to put it out there in the Universe to all get together in person one day!
      Lotsa love,
      Dale xoxo


  5. Fabulous TED talk! I am surrounded by vintage-aged women friends who share abundant belly laughs about ourselves and the funny follies of aging. We also share our tears. It doesn’t get any better that this. ❤

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    • Aren’t those two great? I adore them.
      I am so very happy you are, Vi! A life partner is one thing, but girlfriends are a necessity of a whole ‘nother sort!


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