No friendship is an accident.

tmbronkhd5What women find in friends

Among the largely unacknowledged truths of contemporary female life is that women’s foundational relationships are as likely to be with one another as they are with the romantic partners who, we’re told, are supposed to complete us. Friendships can provide the core of what we want from adulthood — connection, shared sensibilities, and enjoyment.

It’s possible that having a strong group of female friends raises the bar when making a choice about a romantic partner. This interplay may also be a result of our culture marrying later in life, giving us more time with our BFFs before we settle down.

And, if settling down doesn’t work out, those same women are often there to help pick up the pieces.

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