Having a group of women for friends is always great – you share all your secrets with them and they pretty much become your sisters. Female friendships, however, go through similar challenges and they’re:
Your parenting styles can clashIf you and your best friends both have children, you’re bound to babysit for each other every now and again. There could be arguments between you two about how to treat each other’s babies when visiting. The other might feel you spoil your kids too much whilst the other thinks you’re too harsh on the kids.
Drifting apart due to moneyThis is usually motivated by a difference in financial situations. A friend in a bad financial situation often rejects invites to catch up sessions as they feel they can keep up with the friend’s expensive lifestyle.
You don’t like each other’s menThis could stem from a jealousy point of view or a concerned one. Often not liking your friend’s man is a deal breaker for many friendships because no-one wants to constantly hear negative comments about their men.
Respecting each other’s career pathsYes you’re friends but that doesn’t mean you want the same things out of life. One might be a career driven woman whilst the other is totally comfortable with being a housewife. There’s bound to be judgement from either side which isn’t healthy for any relationship.
One having a needy spouseA friend with a needy spouse means your ‘girls night out’ have to end early, your friend is forever on her phone, or they miss out on social events. It can be annoying for anyone and can result in the friend not being invited anymore because she’s the mood killer.
Juggling between work friends and your BFFWork life comes with new experiences and new friends, but for your bff it’s the worst thing ever. Hanging out with both can pose some what of a challenge. Your work friend would want to talk about work whilst your BFF wants to talk about the last function you went to together. This certainly can create a rift between the two.