Since hosting my #MartellsModernWoman cocktail class this past summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships. In particularly, friendships between females. As a teenager, I always had more guy friends than girlfriends, but now that I’m older I really appreciate the friendships I have with my lady friends. There are certain things my guy friends just can’t relate to as men. Over the years I’ve had certain types of girlfriends who’ve helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. Most of them have characteristics of all of the five types I’ve listed, as I’m sure you’ll be able to say about some of your girlfriends as well. Below I’ve listed the 5 Types of Girlfriends Every Woman Needs:

1.The Partner In Crime- You know her and love her, she’s your go-to-gal for everything. That road trip you have to take from one end of the coast to the other? She’s the first person you call. You don’t even ask her, you just tell her when because you know she’s always down! The one person who completes your sentences for you, who can tell you what guy in the room you have your eye on even before you have a chance to look! She’s your BFF, your sister from another mother, and your P.I.C., your partner in crime. I’ve been blessed to have quite a few P.I.C.’s in my life and I honestly don’t know what life would be like without them!

My friend Chef Cat and I at my #Martellsmodernwoman Cocktail Class

2.The Cheerleader- Every woman should have one friend who is her go-to source for encouragement! She’s the one you talk to when you’re unsure whether or not to apply for the position that just opened at the office, the one you call when you’re having a crappy day and need to hear something positive. She believes you are capable of anything and is constantly reminding you to keep perservering and pushing to reach your goals. She helps you when you are feeling your most insecure.

3.The Honest Abe Friend- This type of friend is super important to have. This friend is your reality check. She’s the friend that calls you on your b.s. and let’s you know the truth. She’s the friend that’ll tell you that fight you had with your boyfriend was actually your fault. She’s the perfect shopping buddy because she’ll give you the honest truth about that dress you tried on. Don’t worry, she’s never out to hurt your feelings, she just specializes in tough love.

A few of the lovely ladies from my #MartellsModernWoman Cocktail Class

4.The Party Girl- I almost feel like this needs no explanation. Every girl needs that one friend to help her get over a break up by taking her out for a night on the town! She’s the girl you call when you’ve just gotten reprimanded for something out of your control at work and you need to let off some steam. She truly believes a night of dancing is the cure all for most problems!

5.The Sage- The Sage is a very important part of any woman’s life. Not sure what to do in a certain situation? She’s the one you’ve got on speed dial. She’s a therapist of sorts. She helps you to see the big picture, or helps you cope with the loss of someone close to you. Relationship dilemna? She’s on it. The sage has got you covered and she keeps your best interests in mind.

Ladies, I hope you all have various forms of these women in your lives. I in turn hope you are one of these types for your own girlfriends. I’m blessed to have an array of beautiful, strong, ambition women in my life and I hope I mean to them what they mean to me. Are there any types I’ve forgotten? Tell me your experiences and what good girlfriends you have in your life.

  • Ahh love this post and its so true you deffo need all of these friends and more!

  • Meenal Ranka

    Such a lovely and true post. For every type one or the other friend came to my mind. I felt so connect to this post.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Oh you always need a partner in crime. It’s no fun getting in trouble by yourself.

  • Louise Smith

    I just need a party girl in my life and I have all of these! Whoop 🙂 My PIC is amazing. She showed true friendship a few weeks ago when I needed help with something but didn’t want to ask anyone. She knew there was a problem, swooped in, and fixed in within half an hour. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to repay her for that 🙂

    Louise x

  • Fab post. I agree, all women need women like these in their lives.

  • Shannon Ritchie

    As I was reading this I was thinking about my friendship group and how they all fit these roles! A lovely post x

  • Baby Isabella

    My mummy doesn’t have that many friends that she’s close to, in order to open up. They tend to be all Party and good time girls. She uses daddy to vent and talk to x

    • Well sometimes Daddy’s can make great friends too!

  • Charlotte

    I find some of my friends are good at more than one role too. It depends what hat they are wearing that day. 🙂 Hopefully I fill the roles for them too. x

    • I definitely hope I feel these roles for my friends too!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I love this post we all need a variety of friends and also people that are a few types in one.

  • lianne

    People are so very lucky if they have all of these types of friends! Never take them for granted!

  • Angela Milnes

    This is absolutely a good post, we are 3 girls, the partner in crime, the party girl and the honest friend

  • My current ‘Partner In Crime’ has left me for a life down under! 🙁 I’ll be flying out to see her very shortly though!

    • At least he picked an awesome place to move to! I’d be visiting all of the time!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    This is such a good post and I love the sound of The Sage, I need one of those x

    • I hope you find one soon!

  • Natasha Mairs

    I don’t have any really close friend, except for my sister. And I would say she is a bit of each of these

    • Blood is thicker than water! It’s awesome your sister is such a close friend too!

  • This is so true! All of those are the traits of a must-have girlfriends! haha I love this part “Every girl needs that one friend to help her get over a break up by taking her out for a night on the town!” Couldn’t agree more!

    • Thanks for commenting Anosa! Glad you can relate!

  • This is so true, and sometimes a single friend can be more than one of these x

  • Laura

    I actually think that my two bestest friends encompass all of these traits! xxx

  • I enjoyed this. You are all stunnning. I grew up going to an all-girls school so naturally, I have more women friends. I’ve always loved and knew how important they are to a girl’s life and glad you found yours!!!

  • Jodie Whitham

    Wow i only have three close girl mate, but notice have one for every category, which is nice x

  • Hannah

    Love this. Even though a lot of my best mates are really far away, they still do wonders for me – particularly making me feel better and seeing sense when stuff drives me crazy!

    • It’s such a blessing to have friends like that!

  • All my girlfriends live miles away from me but I can think of one who fits into all of the above xx

    • That’s awesome you have such a great group of girlfriends even though there are far away!

  • Healthy & Psyched

    Awwww, I think my best friend is all of them rolled into one 🙂

  • Louise

    I really like this post I’d probably say I’m the partner in crime kind of friend haha x

    • Thanks for commenting Louise!

  • I love my partner in crime , not only do we share the same name, look similar but we also have a similar disposition and humor x

    • That’s awesome! Sounds like she’s your kindred spirit.

  • With Love, Lottie

    Great post! I definitely have one of each of these. I think I’d be the Honest Abe of the group.

    • Thanks for commenting Lottie!

  • I love this post and completely agree with your list! x

  • Yay love this post so much. I have partners and crime and party girls, which we don’t do as much since having kids, we do often relive our crazy nights out, all the silly things we did, the crazy outfits we wore, this post has brought such a smile to my face on this cold Monday morning, thanks lovely x

    • I’m glad you loved the post Lynne!

  • I completely agree with your list and having friends in these categories makes your life so much richer and joyful. Love this post x

  • LaaLaa

    All so true and it’s even better when you can have one friend who has all these qualities lol. Dope list. Thoroughly enjoyed this xo

  • What a great list, as I was reading I was labelling my friends to the categories x

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I think everyone needs a party girl, boy or girl. In fact everyone needs someone in all of these categories x

  • Leah Shafik

    This is so great – I have all of the above and more than one too in both sexes. x

    • That’s awesome you’ve been blessed with such awesome people in your life!

  • Gareth Torrance

    I would say this is exactly the same for guys! Everyone needs at least one friend in each of these categories!

    • I couldn’t agree more Gareth!

  • This is a fabulous post! Thankfully my best friend is all of these things and don’t know what I would have done without her x

    • That’s awesome to have a best friend like that!

  • Emma Dowey

    fab list and so true! i’ve found lots of friends come and go over the years so they often change :/ #facebook promos

    • danasia

      Thanks for commenting Emma!

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