Guys Just Don't Understand

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need a Girl Tribe

Do you remember that song by Will Smith, "Parent's just don't understand"? Well the same is true with guys. Guys are simply not wired the same as gals. AND THAT IS TOTALLY OKAY! I am not saying that men aren't great, but relationships with men are just different!

Good girlfriends are priceless.

Can you remember a time that you were really excited about something and you spilled the beans to a guy? Go ahead and think back for a second. Got it? Okay. Well 'm pretty sure his response was not a high pitch squeal accompanied by big eyes and a big smile, excited about whatever brilliant idea you just had. Right? No? Just me? Haha. I know I am not the only one who has shared an exciting idea with their man and was met with a dissappointing "Oh, that's cool." Haha. WE NEED GOOD GIRL FRIENDS!

Top 3 Reasons Why Women Need a Vibe Tribe

1. They encourage you when you are down. I have seen this many times first hand in bible study groups and even in my current Online Training Group Challenge! In my group challenge, one of the girls had just been broken up with and when she told the group, everyone sent her encouraging messages.

2. They understand the struggles that you go through as a woman.

One of the most amazing things about having a group of women in your corner is the fact that most of them have gone through what you are currently going through. They can relate to how you are feeling and offer advice that they learned through their own experience. It is comforting to know that someone has gone through what you are going through and has made it out alive!

3. They get excited about things you are excited about and vice versa!

I think it is SO LIFE GIVING to have women around you who share similar goals and ambitions in life. I have been meeting with my friend Lauren (follow her on IG @thisislift) for a few months now to discuss our business goals and struggles, and it has been one of the best sources of encouragement and accountability that I could ever ask for! It has also given me the opportunity to be a good friend and provide her with encouragement and understanding.

I've mentioned all of the "nice" reasons we need girlfriends for encouragement, understanding, and accountability. But good friends also tell the truth to each other, which means sometimes we have to admonish one another in love and correct each other when we are wrong. I am definitely not saying to tear someone down and tell them that they are wrong. I am saying, with the love that you have for your dear friend, LOVINGLY give them your point of view. This is not always easy, especially if you are a people pleaser, but honestly if our friends don't help us grow into a better person, who will? Sometimes we can save our friends from a lot of trouble by speaking truth to them.

On a lighter note, I hope that after reading this you are reminded of why having girlfriends is crucial! Sometimes we really just need a girlfriend to be a sounding board for our crazy thoughts :)

I encourage you to reach out to some of the girlfriends you have lost touch with. Not fond of your old girlfriends? No problem! Create your own vibe tribe! Take a leap of faith and reach out to a girl you haven't met with but think you can vibe with. I'm sure they would love to hear from you!

All the best,

Your FemFit Coach


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