Did you know?
According to a study done at Stanford, one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman, whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends?
Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps to create more serotonin (a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being).
Remember...Women share feelings --whereas men often form relationships around activities.
Guys rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going. Jobs? Yes. Sports? Yes. Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf? Yes.
--But their feelings? Rarely.
On the other hand, women do it all of the time. The Professor at Stanford even said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.