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The Girlfriend was built on the belief that Girlfriend Power is everything. Anyone who’s ever borrowed a tampon from a stranger in a women’s bathroom knows the special nature of the female support system. As girlfriends ourselves, we are fully aware of how vital our friendships are, especially as we age.

What started as a free weekly award-winning newsletter in July 2017 has ballooned into a robust community of Gen X women that’s more than 500,000 strong and growing fast. We haven’t only covered the issues that matter to YOU, but we’ve given away thousands of books, launched a Girlfriend Book Club, hosted Girlfriend’s Nights Out, grown super active social platforms, and created contests that have given YOU the chance to win thousands of dollars.

Here’s what a few of our subscribers have to say:

“The Girlfriend is always packed with useful information, great insights and things that interest me. I gobble this information up and I spread it around!”

“Wonderful and refreshing new reading material. I love it!”

“I absolutely love, love, love this newsletter. I get all giddy every time I receive it. It always has great articles. Some are hilarious. Some are very helpful.”

And now we’re thrilled to roll out The Girlfriend website — a place for you to more fully engage with us, with our content, with our authors, and with each other. Register today for the opportunity to access the very best in health, parenting, sex, beauty, money, and personal fulfillment advice. You’ll also hear from other Gen-X women willing to open up about their own struggles with menopause, relationships, and staying relevant as they grow older. Created by women for women, our voice is positive, inclusive, conversational and, at times, painfully honest.

But enough about us — let’s talk about you. Whether it’s a shoulder to cry on, a laugh over #toomuchwine, or navigating the next phase of your life, The Girlfriend gives you the chance to convene, confab and commiserate in droves. And we’ll have your back every step of the way.

So join us today, because everybody needs a Girlfriend.

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