By Guestblogger Amyrae
They are there for us when we’re down, when we want to celebrate, or when we just need to vent…our sisters always have our backs.
Girlfriends share a special bond, which can do wonders for the soul. In my mind ladies night is something special, something to be cherished, and should happen often. What better way is there to share the love, the admiration, and the strength that links us to our sisters? The problem I sometimes see when a woman enters into a relationship, her friends are forsaken as she sacrifices her time with her sisters for a night with her man. Sure once in awhile it’s bound to happen, but if it’s become routine and your girls are reaching out less and less often, it’s probably time to check yourself.
Depriving yourself of that time reconnecting with your sisters will eventually leave you feeling empty…and all the time you spend with your man will not fill that void. If you only call them up when your man is out of town, or when you are in a fight, then they are going to feel neglected. That’s not what ladies night should be about. You can’t do this to your girls and expect them to always be there….if they are genuine friends they probably will be, but it will eventually become draining and exhausting for them to be around you if you are constantly taking from them without giving yourself. It’s important to make sure that you are giving back to your ladies as much, if not more than you ask of them. That’s just what a friend does.
Here are a few tips for keeping it real with your sisters…even when you are in a relationship.
-Host a dinner party: Invite all of your close girlfriends over for an intimate dinner party and feed the soul with some good ole home cooking
-Ladies weekend getaway: Someplace warm and exotic is always great, but if this isn’t in your budget, hop in the car and take a road trip to someplace you’ve never been, discover what quality time with your sisters is all about
-Pull out your dancing shoes: Leave men out of the picture, shake that thang and live it up with your girls
-Picnic in the Park: Lounge for the day, bring a bottle of wine, a Frisbee, or just enjoy leisure time with your ladies
Amyrae is in Brooklyn, NY and an aspiring writer, humanitarian, world traveler, and philanthropist living and loving life one day at a time, checking things off of her ever expanding TO DO list.