Why is it that relationships between women are often fraught with challenges?
It seems that the older I get the more it becomes apparent to me that us girls can’t seem to get along.
We do on the surface: we laugh, we hug, we speak in whinny voices about Justin Bebier, but when it comes down to it, there is always a level of bitchiness.
At work, my experience has been that women are just not fun to work for. They are either catty or needy or have jealousy issues. I’m not giving men a free pass here, but by and large the majority of women I’ve reported into have been nightmares.
I’m guilty too. I have (sometimes ridiculously) high expectations of my friendships. I want people to be who they say they are, show up when they say they will, defend me (at least in public) unconditionally and tell me when I’ve done something wrong (let’s face I cannot read people’s minds.) Sometimes these expectations culminate in disappointment.
What can we do as women to get better at our relationships? You know, besides reach inside and yank out our hormones?