7 Types Of Friends Every Woman Needs In Her Life


The ride or die friend

This friend is loyal to the core and the epitome of the friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

She can be depended on to be there with you to celebrate your victories and successes or offer a shoulder to cry or lean on. She’ll show up at your door with a pint of your favorite ice cream when someone breaks your heart, bring over chicken soup and magazines when you are down with the flu and no one else wants to be around you, and can always be counted on to come and pull through for you during life’s crisis.

She’s often the first one to extend an olive branch after the two of you fight because she values your friendship more than she does being right. She laughs with you, cries with you and stands up for you because that is what a great and true friend does. She is definitely a keeper and the kind of friend everyone should have!

The sensible, mature, responsible one

We all need that one level-headed friend who offers us great advice when we need it, helps keep us grounded and prevents us from acting like a fool when we feel like drunk-dialing an ex at 3:00am. She has an amazing way of making you think twice before you act and putting things into perspective.

This is the type of friend who won’t allow you to go against your better judgement or get involved in anything she doesn’t believe is right for you. She can be counted on to always encourage you to take the high road and will never allow you to get caught up in any unnecessary drama.

The tell-it-as-it-is friend

She’s that one friend we all sometimes love to hate.

If you enjoy living in denial or lying to yourself, this is the last type of friend you want in your life because she’s sometimes a little too honest for her own good. She will keep things real with you and will never sugar-coat the truth.

You can definitely count on her to always tell you what you need to hear as opposed to just what you want to hear. She isn’t afraid to make it known to you when you are out of line, put you in check when you aren’t acting right and won’t automatically take your side just because she’s your friend when you are wrong.

She is the type of friend who has the ability to get on your last nerve because she often won’t back down until she drums some “sense” into your head; but love her, you do.

The got-it-together friend

This is that one friend who has her stuff together and appears to be happy with most aspects of her life. She is often someone you admire, look up to and whose opinion you value greatly. She makes you want to better yourself, always reminds you of your potential and challenges you to push yourself in every possible way.

She’s the friend you turn to when you need advice or help regarding the serious matters in life because you trust her judgment and know that she would never mislead you. You can confidently talk to her about your goals and aspirations regardless of their size without worrying that she will think you are way out of your league or dreaming too big for your own good. She’s one of your biggest cheerleaders and often plays the role of accountability partner in your life.

The crazy friend

This friend has the potential to have you wondering if you are an extra on the set of “The Hangover” or have simply just lost your mind. She isn’t crazy in the sense that she needs to be admitted in an asylum; she just has the ability to make you throw caution to the wind and do things you normally wouldn’t do when you are around her such as TP-ing your neighbor’s house because they let their dog poop in your yard or prank calling your boss to tell him what a jerk you really think he is.

She doesn’t seem to take herself or life too seriously or seem to have any cares in the world. Her solutions to some of life problems don’t seem to make much sense at all until you try some of them out and discover that they actually do. She has a way of making you realize that misfortunates aren’t the end of the world and that there’s nothing in life you can’t get through with the “right” attitude.

She encourages you to be spontaneous, live a little and let you hair down once in a while.

The seems-like-she’s –always-in-a-Zen-state-of-mind friend

Although her happy go lucky mood can be a little nauseating at times because it’s difficult to comprehend how anyone can be so happy aaaaalllllll the time; you can’t help but fall in love with her beautiful carefree spirit and the positive energy she brings with her whenever she comes around.

She teaches you to view the glass as half full as opposed to half empty, reminds you to stop and smell the roses and has a way of making you feel great about yourself. She makes you realize that the small stuff in life isn’t worth sweating over or getting your panties up in a bunch about. When you hang out with her, you can’t help but instantly feel relaxed and think about rainbows and unicorns as well.

The time or distance doesn’t make a difference friend

You don’t have to talk to or see this friend regularly to know that you are still friends or need each other’s reassurance to prove that you are; you just KNOW that you are.

This is that one friend with whom you easily pick up from where you last left off when you finally get a chance to see or talk to each other without having to explain the reason for your absence and silence. The connection you share transcends both time and space and isn’t something that can easily be erased. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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