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

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"The glue that holds my best friends together is great communication. We're so different, but we have meaningful, colorful, wonderful conversations." --carlaabigail

"I have my wedding coming up, so a lot of conversations revolve around it. But I always ask my friends how they are doing, or say something nice like how great someone’s new haircut is." --cl-sjessie

Combine Business and Pleasure

"When I did work from home, my friends kept me busy with assignments from their offices and great referrals from their business contacts." --mommy2k

"I was instrumental in getting a government job a for my friend. Now, after only one year, she has been promoted! I’ve really enjoyed watching her flourish in her personal as well as professional life." --Candice

"If I see an article that relates to my friend’s career, I always clip it or send the link to her by email. This is helpful and keeps us in touch." --mgc2000

Be Getaway Girls

"We’re planning a trip to England and Ireland in 2005, when the first of us turns 40. (Not me!) I've always said I want to visit, so a couple of years ago my friends said, ‘Stop just talking. Let's all plan to go!’" -- cm-leslieh

"We have an annual girls’ trip -- no husbands or boyfriends allowed. Okay, we only went away once, but the first trip was such a success that we're going to do it every year, just for a weekend. It doesn't even matter where we go, as long as we go together." --Hayley

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