Nothing can be more therapeutic than bonding with girlfriends. When I moved from being a daughter to being a wife life changed for me. I was always fond of cooking and baking. But now I had to cook not only on special occasions, but also on a regular basis. But I realized that cooking for girl friends can be highly therapeutic.
My husband being in the navy used to be sailing most of the time that is the time I started bonding with my friends. We used have potlucks at each other’s place and have those pyjama parties. Talking to each other and understanding each other’s problems used to make me feel good. That was the time I realized the importance of bonding.
I remember once when I was not feeling well and my husband was at sea, one my friends came over with a full packed dinner and we had food together and that itself made me feel so good. That relaxed meal of chicken stew and rice is so memorable. When you have these long distance talks with your friends you forget all your worries. So it is very important to keep contacts with those special people who touched your heart at some point of time.
Another such incident happened when I bonded over food and friend was when I was alone and my son was not keeping well. I was a new mom then. A dear friend came over to ensure I don’t completely lose my mind taking care of my child. We sat and chatted for hours together and the idea that my friend was around made me feel so much better.