Michelle Obama and Her Girlfriends On Friendships: "Never Take Them for Granted"

Of all the dignitaries and royalty that Michelle Obama gets to hang out with, her company of choice is actually her mommy play date group -- started in Chicago 14 years ago! Michelle and her three buddies are obviously pros at maintaining friendships. And today, they are going to talk to us about the importance of a lady’s circle of friends and share tips on how to nurture these oh-so-important relationships. “While my husband is my best friend -- and I love and respect him dearly -- my female friends just provide a different kind of support.” Sorry, Mr. President! But sometimes, a woman just needs her girls. (6 Photos)

-iVillage on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:37PM

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Michelle Obama and Her Girlfriends On Friendships: "Never Take Them for Granted"

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The Power of Girlfriends

“Barack is somebody who understands my need to have my girls around me. And he knows that when I'm down, he'll call on one of them just to come up and take me to lunch or to spend some time. They're always there.

So it's important for all of us women to know that that kind of investment in our relationships is like the air we breathe. We have to nurture those friendships and never take them for granted.”

-- Michelle Obama

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