Four Friends Is All You Need

If you can count your true friends on one hand, then you’re a lucky lady according to a new study. Researchers found that women only need four girl friends at any given point in their lives to be happy and well-adjusted. Even though more than half of the 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 45 surveyed felt that they should have more, four turned out to be the magic number. Why? Because groups of five tend to be the most harmonious. The study also found that within each friend group, the ladies tend to have set roles—like career girl, homemaker, drama queen, party girl, and the shy one. I love this study. When I sat here and counted my besties, there were four! When it comes to friendship, it’s so all about quality over quantity. Sure, I may have 493 friends on Facebook, but most of those people barely know my full name. That’s why I cherish those ladies who know what my childhood pet was named (Mandy) or which guy broke my heart the worst (name withheld). I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time for friends whom I can’t share the big stuff with. [And who will give you their heartfelt opinion, straight-up. — Amelia] [Daily Mail]

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