I just had the privilege of spending the evening with my best friend at dinner tonight, and I had such a great time with her (as I always do!), I decided I needed to blog about it! We have been talking about the need for a regular “girls night” for quite some time, and get together as often as we can, however, leaving there tonight made me ponder a few things… The need for companionship, and true, connected friendship is such a strong and important need. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in everyday life, work, and family, that we forget to nurture and connect to the friends we cherish the most. “Girls” night (or “guys” night, for you guys out there) allows us to feed our sense of “self” through our connections with others. This, in turn, really does allow us to have more in our “tanks” to give our significant others in our lives. I am so very appreciative and grateful for my close friends, and feel extremely blessed to be a part of their lives! If you are missing close friendship and fellowship in your life, make an effort to seek it out! It will be more fulfilling and rewarding than you could ever imagine!
Joleen Watson, MS, NCC, is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. She enjoys doing marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling, and individual counseling. Imagine Hope also specializes in family, child and adolescent counseling and serves Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield, and Fishers.