In the Media – The Girlfriend Experience (Women’s Health – AU)

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Women's Health (AU)

Women’s Health (AU)

by Joanna Bounds for Women’s Health Magazine

August 19, 2013

If you’re lucky enough to have a girlfriend who is a best friend, you’ll know they’re worth their weight in Tim Tams.

She’s been there through break-ups and breakdowns, celebrated your successes, and held your hair back when you puked. She knows secrets even your husband doesn’t (she’ll take them to her grave). And now there’s scientific research to back the fact that hanging with her makes you feel good – female friendships lower women’s stress levels, and are one of the reasons we live longer than men…

…All this means we should be putting our girlfriends higher on our list of priorities. “We often take female friendships for granted, placing them after family and career,” says Dr Irene Levine, author of Best Friends Forever. But friendships require nurturing to survive and thrive. “If you don’t make time for your friendships, they’ll disappear.”

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