In the American culture, we have a fifty percent rate of divorce today. When marriages are failing dramatically today instead of the marriage for life, men come and go out of the females’ lives; the girls are bonding for life. Weekly date nights of girls only going out to dinner and the clubs have become the norm now. Were as a couple of decades ago, being dateless would be embarrassing and mostly unheard of. There was a time when being dateless on a Friday or Saturday night was so shameful to a college girl, dateless girls were told by vanity magazines to keep their dorm lights off so it to ‘look’ like they were really out on a date!
Today, being out with the girls is said by many to be much more fun than going out with your guy. Maybe for the first time in American history, guys are coming second over their woman’s female friends. Along with the high divorce rates, later age in marriages, financial independence, along with the many vast amounts of America’s single mothers out there, female friendships may be stronger than ever. All these contributing factors and more keep the female sisterhood going strong on most every level and year after year. Women understand the hardships of other women and can relate on the same emotional levels. Women have always loved to talk about anything and everything. Were as men just are not as interested in the talking and their emotional side.
Female friendships fulfill so many different needs, that your man just can’t, won’t or even just don’t know how to take care of. Through break –ups, divorces, and helping each other with children as single mom’s, women can be that strength and backbone for each other during the worst of circumstances. As a girl, sticking by your female friends could be one of the best choices that you could ever make. Your female friends are even there for you more than your own family at times.
In the sociological research past and present, this female bonding starts at a very early age. Little girls, in many cases, will build friendships that go on for years and even throughout a lifetime, when the circumstances are right. Little girls love sleepovers and slumber parties. As they get older the many hobbies girls so much love, like shopping, talking on the phone, sharing secrets, happiness and even sadness is only deepened over time. All of this and more carries on out through the colleges and hopefully through out the lifetime for a good solid trusting soul to be there for each other.
Female friends nurture each other. The value of having girlfriends among women can be priceless. In some ways, this might be a surprise when you have watched cliquish girls in school to turn against each other with a vengeance. It is a proven fact that girls can and are at times meaner to each other than boys during the formative adolescent and school years. All thought, all of this is true, after the formative years, maturity takes over and female bonds blossoms into the ever-lasting friendship that will out last most marriages of today.