You've Got to Have Friends! 35 Ways for Busy Women to Stay Close

Get a Dose of Culture

"A friend buys season tickets from a different ballet or dance company every year. She is sure to find someone who wants to go each time, and we get to plug a surprise cultural event into our schedules!" --infotechmom

"I have a group that is always up for seeing a new show or museum exhibit, so we try to hit one together every month." --Nancy

Be the Glue

"Sunday night is a great time to call faraway friends, because people are home, it’s a nice start to the upcoming week and we get to recap the past weekend together." --kfeller

"I'm the person someone else calls to find out what's going on with a friend in our old group. After being friends for so long, I don’t want to lose our connections, so I make an effort to keep everyone up to date. Plus, I get a chance to talk to those friends who are a little less organized!" --goldies76

"I know someone who invited a group of her favorite women, none of whom knew each other, to go out to dinner. She had wanted to see each of them but knew she wouldn't have time to do so individually, so she got them all together, and even treated for dinner (which was exceptionally nice)." --eileen

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