9 People Every Woman Needs in Her Life

Make sure these folks are in your inner circle

1.  The Good Listener

The Good Listener

This is who you call to hash out a problem. She’ll stay on the phone with you for hours, exploring every angle of a situation (what exactly did he mean when he said that), offering reassurances and just listening when you need to vent.

2.  The Motivator

The Motivator

When you’re depressed, this friend makes you get your ass off the couch, put on your tightest jeans and highest heels and go out drinking with her. When you’re bored, she’ll suggest a wild adventure, whether it’s a flying trapeze school or an impromptu road trip. Life is just a little more fun and exciting with an Instigator egging you on!

3.  The Rockstar

The Rockstar

We all need a friend we look up to and aspire to be more like. The Rockstar inspires you because she’s either smart, beautiful, successful or all of the above.
Being around a Rockstar makes you feel more ambitious (if not a little competitive).

4.  The Speed-Dial Buddy

The Speed-Dial Buddy

This is the friend you can call at 3 am from the side of the road — even if you haven’t spoken in months. It might be a college buddy, childhood friend or just somebody you’ve been through a lot with. You share a connection that makes each other more like family than just friends. While some friends add fun and glitter to your life, this is the person who will be there on those important occasions to celebrate with you — and who will be standing there behind you when you face life’s challenges. This type of friend is rare so when you find her don’t let her go!

5.  The Kindred Spirit

The Kindred Spirit

Whether it’s your best friend since third grade, a person you always thought of as a big sister or the cool aunt who took you to rock concerts, a Kindred Spirit is that one person that totally gets you.  A Kindred Spirit appreciates you for exactly who you are and doesn’t try to change you. You can look at her in any situation and share what you’re thinking with just one glance! Everybody needs somebody who just gets her — and who she trusts will never judge her.

6.  The Mentor

The Mentor

A professor, a family friend or even a boss can be the Mentor who pushes you to go the extra mile in your career and in life. She makes you feel like you are capable of anything and will encourage you to try new things and take on new challenges (even when you’re not sure). The Mentor is a crucial person in any woman’s life no matter what kind of work she does. What girl couldn’t use a cheerleader in her corner?

7.  The Caregiver

The Caregiver

Whether it’s a trusted babysitter, someone who’s helped you look after a parent or other relative, or that friend who is always a pilar of strength, a Caregiver is invaluable. This is the person who has seen your most vulnerable sides! If the Caregiver isn’t a family member, you trust him or her like one. This is the person you know will take care of you when the world is crumbling around you.

8.  The Crush

Every girl (even those in long-term relationships) need that one person they can drool over -- whether it’s a coworker, handman or movie star.  In fact, the more the Crush inhabits your fantasy life the better. He’s somebody you and your friends can gossip about and he adds an instant charge of excitement to the monotony of your day.

Every girl (even those in long-term relationships) need that one person they can drool over — whether it’s a coworker, handman or movie star. In fact, the more the Crush inhabits your fantasy life the better. He’s somebody you and your friends can gossip about and he adds an instant charge of excitement to the monotony of your day.

9.  The Love of Your Life

The Love of Your Life

He’s seen you at your best and worst and after all of that he’s still holding your hand. This boyfriend or husband can still make you laugh and even make you swoon from time to time. He’s your best friend, lover, fantasy, caretaker, safety net and foundation all in one. Whether he’s taking you out to dinner or cleaning up baby poop you know he’s “the one” and your life would not be complete without him.

** ivillage/health

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