In this week’s Love Essentially, I wrote about the power of female friendships and what women are willing to do for each other. What I found so interesting and notable was that when I posted on Facebook, asking women to comment on an incredible thing a girlfriend had done for them, I received dozens of responses from women who gave examples of what their girlfriends had done for them during divorce. It was truly beautiful to read all the responses; acts of kindness and giving and thoughtfulness done to help women during and after divorce.
There’s a special power in friendships between women
by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group
The other day, I walked into the locker room at my gym to find a woman standing there with blood on her face and shirt. A few other women were standing around her.
I asked someone what had happened and found out the woman had slipped and fallen a few minutes earlier on ice outside.
One woman was blotting the injured woman’s chin with a towel, another was offering her some water and a third was gently stroking her hair. The woman’s purse was next to her and I noticed there was blood on it. I quickly went to a nearby sink, got a paper towel, wet it and was planning to wipe off the purse. But when I got back, someone else was already doing that.
Watching everyone help this woman made me stop and think about the unique beauty of female friendships.
Long before the #MeToo movement, women have listened to, leaned on, supported, encouraged and inspired one another. As friends, sisters, acquaintances, coworkers — and even strangers, sometimes — we get each other’s backs, we root for each other and we’re here for one another during even the most difficult times.
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