Part of growing up is expanding your heart and your circle of friends along with it. Like any good team, a girlfriend gang evolves because each woman brings a unique perspective or strength to the franchise. In that spirit, we think there are five chicks that every woman needs in her court. You can get by with fewer if they can multitask.
1. The "I've Seen You with Braces and Bell-Bottoms" Friend
This is the one who knows where you live. Not only literally, but also that figurative place where it all began. You bonded over...more
2. The Biological Buddy
This is the friend who mirrors your family status. If you have children, so does she...more
3. Your Own Personal Martha Stewart
She knows everything from how to get candle wax off your cat's ear to what color shoes to wear with a celadon silk suit. Need a recipe for champagne punch? more
4. Your Sister-in-a-Suit
She knows how much your salary is and was instrumental in getting it there by counseling you before your last big performance review...more
5. Wild Woman
You've always been curious about male strip clubs... more
From "It's a Chick Thing" Copyright (c) 2000, by Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Mile Terry, published by Conari Press. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.