>But, I >don't stay as connected w/ them as I much as I might want to, >b/c they are all married, live in another state, or are w/ >children. It's like, we become divided into different 'tribes' >after adulthood, based on who's single, who's not, who's >married, who's not, who has children, who doesn't, who's gay, >who isn't, who's Christian/Muslim/Yoruba/Akan, who's not. It's >difficult. All of those divisions don't exist when you are a >girl, and you can just hold hands, and skip, and chatter, and >do girl-stuff together. I watch my niece(10 years) do this, >and wonder, how many of these girls will maintain >relationships w/ her when she is my age(old). >
plus i've always found myself leaning on my male friends vs. my female ones. i've always surrounded myself with more "older brothers" and the like than with other women.
as i get older, i'm beginning to see the importance of female friendships.