Nothing is more symbolic of how you lived your life than being an old woman still very much connected to your girlfriends. Women need other women to mentor, learn from, heal with, laugh with, grieve with, and celebrate being a woman with. Lastly, having close girlfriends keeps your marriage healthier. Having a support system besides your husband helps you see things more objectively. Women who have good friends allow their partner more freedom and are less likely to be “needy” of constant attention from their partner. Guys, it is worthwhile to value your wife’s girlfriends. Many times, when your wife it is upset with you, it is her girlfriends that help her see things more objectively. The girlfriend is usually the one saying, “You have such a great husband.” –Mary Jo Rapini
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