Female friendships are a force to be reckoned with. We support each other, whether it's during success, failure, or heartbreak. Friendship is a bond that should never be overlooked or underestimated. Especially as it turns out that most women like their best friend more than their husband.
From the Spice Girls to the cast of Friends, from Game of Thrones to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, let's take a look at the best female friendships out there.
But first, is it true that women prefer their best friend to their husbands?
Over 50% of women apparently like their best friend more than their husband.Champneys Health Spa interviewed one-thousand five-hundred and seventeen women in the UK and over 50% said that they prefer to hang out with their best friend than their husband. What are the reasons for this then?
Communication is essential.When asked why they prefer their best friend, 57% of women said that they can talk about everything with their bestie and 45% said that she listens more. Marriages take a lot of work and they can put a considerable amount of pressure on all parties involved. Having a friend that you can talk about it all with can be a major help in keeping the relationship going. Sometimes you just need to vent to get it all out of your system, and that's what besties are for.
Girls just wanna have fun.41% of the women interviewed said that they preferred hanging with their best friend because she enjoys the same things and 39% said that it's because their bestie makes them they laugh until they cry. It doesn't matter how well you get on with your partner, it's always going to be with your best friend that you end up in fits of hysterics. And, if you like the same things, you can do activities that you both enjoy together. It's hard to compete with that.
There's often shared history between besties.Partners come and go, but friends are there for life. When a relationship turns sour, it's always the best friend that makes everything seem alright. 29% of women interviewed said that they go further back with their best friend than they do with their partners and that they can truly be themselves with their BFF. Obviously, marriage is important and it's wonderful, but if you already have your person, she's not going to magically disappear just because you've fallen in love. Your best friend has seen you at your very worst, and you know she'll always love you, despite it all.
Sometimes best friends are just better.28% of women said that their best friends give better advice than their husbands. This is probably because they come at life from a similar angle. It can be hard for men to compete with a woman's outlook on women's issues. Meanwhile, 26% said that their best friends are less irritating than their partners. What can we say? In many ways, our besties are our true soul mates. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the closest female friendships out there, and there's only one place that we can start.
Starks stick together.
From Disney to Coachella.
Australia's finest remain close in Hollywood.
Sometimes friendships hit a bump in the road.
Cara and Riri are how friends should be.
Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchelle are perfect work wives.
Often, the best friendships start while we are still young.
Women work together and support each other.
We all need someone to be silly with.
From dancing on screen to dancing on stage.
Jen and Audrey have stayed pals for life.
We all have a friend like Jennifer Lawrence.
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