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9 Things You Shouldn't Share With Your Girlfriends

9 Things You Shouldn't Share With Your Girlfriends

Lyndsay Rush

January 12, 2010

I know what you’re thinking.

In a greedy, self-obsessed world, why do we need an article that advises against sharing? And with your girlfriends for that matter?! What kind of monster would write such a thing?

Allow me to explain.

First of all, let me say this: I value friendship. In fact I think it is beautiful and essential and joyous and delicious.

But it also takes work. As all relationships do.

So sometimes, you have to brainstorm ways to make your friendships run more smoothly. One of those strategies is to know what to share with your friends. And believe it or not, one of them is to know what not to share with them.

Still not convinced? Give me a few minutes of your time and I think you’ll come around.

Here are nine things not to share
with your girlfriends:

1. Ex-Boyfriends

A big fat “DUH” better have escaped from your lips when you read this, but it merits mention on this list. For your close, “sisterhood of the traveling pants” gaggle of girlfriends, this is one thing that will NEVER work out well. Let’s face it, unless you are a woman who considers “exes” guys you’ve had two or three dinners with, keep your ex boyfriends where they belong: trolling the streets wondering why they let you go. Oh and nowhere near any of your dear friends.

2. Perfume

Sound silly? Think again. I recall the ‘Great Perfume Debacle of 2002’ when Jess bought the same perfume as Briana. What’s worse, Bri had worn this same perfume for like five years or something. It was her signature scent, a part of her identity almost. You obviously can’t stop anyone from buying your perfume, but for the sake of your individuality, try and keep your scent to yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

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