Girl code for grown women

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Having a girl code with your mates helps to keep unnecessary drama away.

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Author and psychologist, Dr Eillen Kennedy Moore, says these behaviours support the long-held belief that women place more importance on developing interpersonal relationships than men.

You shall challenge each other – not compete

Competing is for teenagers, grown women build and motivate each other to achieve great things.

You shall not call each other’s men

….Unless it’s an emergency. The only time you’re allowed to see him is when she’s around.

We don’t date the ex

Your friend had their time with the man, it didn’t work out so lets leave it just there. You don’t hang out, call, text, visit or have any interaction with them.

Be honest at all times

Grown women don’t lie to each other, you don’t tell your friend what you think she wants to hear but what she needs to hear.

Achievements are to be celebrated

Going back to the first code, because you motivate one another, whenever one achieves something, regardless of how minimal it may look, you shall help her celebrate.

You shall help each other prep for dates

Don’t be that friend who lets their friend leave the house looking like she just got hit by a train. When you see that her outfit or hairstyle isn’t working then step in and make her look good.

Your friend’s enemy isn’t your enemy

Have your friend’s back all the time but choose your battles.

You shall help a girl in need of a tampon

… your day will also come. Help a girl in need and someday somebody will return the favour.

Don’t let her over do it with drinks

A girl’s night out is always a good idea, but doing it responsibly is even better. You all want to wake up the next morning knowing what happened.

Let her vent

If she can’t vent to you, then who?

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