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17 Commandments Every Fierce Female Squad Follows ...

By Lyndsie

There is nothing stronger, fiercer, or more beautiful than a close-knit group of girlfriends. Female friendship is a powerful force. Women are unstoppable on our own, but when there's a group of us, we can take over the world. I think every woman needs a group of female friends who complement them, support them, and uplift them. Your group can consist of two friends, or four, or eight – just make sure that your squad follows these commandments for female friendship.

1 Sisters before Misters

Sisters before Misters Your girlfriends are more important than any potential suitor. Guy or girl, no one is good enough to come between you and your friends. Fierce female squads don't fight over anything so trifling.

2 Respect the Cone of Silence

Respect the Cone of Silence The secrets shared among squad members are to be taken to the grave. Don't blab to people outside of your friend group and don't use a squad member's secrets against her.

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3 Do Not Post Group Photos without Forewarning

Do Not Post Group Photos without Forewarning Every squad sister needs to look her best. Besides, it's just vile to post a group shot without letting everyone in the group see the photo first. I hate that.

4 The Group Chat is Everything

The Group Chat is Everything The group chat holds you together. It keeps you in touch. Even when it gets annoying, observe the sacredness of the group chat. Just mute that ish when you need to.

5 Outsiders do Not Belong in the Group Chat

Outsiders do Not Belong in the Group Chat Do not, under any circumstances, invite anyone else to the group chat. You're basically exposing your squad's Burn Book. If you want to introduce someone new into the squad, talk to your friends first.

6 Have Each Other's Back in Every Situation

Have Each Other's Back in Every Situation Some crappy boy is making one of your friends cry? Get her back. One of your girls is stressed out from work, dealing with relationship drama, or going through a family problem? Get her back. A squad member's just had a baby and she's losing her mind? Get her back.

7 Fuckboys Will Be Promptly Outed

Fuckboys Will Be Promptly Outed You are obligated by friendship and sisterhood to let your girls know when one of these fools shows his head – or his dick pic. Whatever.

8 Gossiping about Squad Members is Not Allowed

Gossiping about Squad Members is Not Allowed Why? Because these are your friends and you should not gossip about your friends. Here's a good rule of thumb: never say anything behind a friend's back that you wouldn't say to her face – because whatever you say will get back to her.

9 Squad Members Will Always Clap Back at Haters

Squad Members Will Always Clap Back at Haters You will not allow any ugliness to be directed to any member of your squad. You will promptly clap back at slut-shaming, fat-shaming, skinny-shaming, and any other kind of shaming, as well as offensive speech and insults. Don't put up with that crap.

10 Dating a Squad Member's Ex is Verboten

Dating a Squad Member's Ex is Verboten There are exceptions to this rule, I suppose, but those exceptions involve heartfelt conversations. Otherwise, this goes back to the first friendship commandment – sisters before misters.

11 Dibs Will Always Be Honored

Dibs Will Always Be Honored If a squad member calls dibs, she gets dibs – even if she called dibs on the last cookie or the hottie at the club. Dibs are sacred.

12 Squad Members Will Always Uplift, Never Put down

Squad Members Will Always Uplift, Never Put down Support each other every day. Don't tell a friend that her goals are too lofty or that her dreams are unattainable. When a friend is having a moment when she doesn't believe in herself, let her know you believe in her.

13 Cyberstalking is a Group Activity

Cyberstalking is a Group Activity If a new date, an ex, or a boss needs to be stalked all across the internet, every squad member will help. It's totally a group activity.

14 Never Judge Each Other's Tinder Mistakes

Never Judge Each Other's Tinder Mistakes Everyone makes mistakes. When your friend hooks up with one of those mistakes, don't judge her for it. Just laugh with her about it.

15 There is Always Time for Heart-to-hearts

There is Always Time for Heart-to-hearts Always. When a squad member needs to talk, you're all there for her. In return, they're there for you when you need them.

16 Forgiveness is a Must

Event, Lady, Interaction, Audience, Fun, Your friendship is too precious for ongoing fights. Never let an argument last so long that it affects your friendship. Find grace in forgiveness.

17 Full Support is Only One Text Away

Full Support is Only One Text Away No matter what you need it for. You can text your squad because you're having an anxiety attack at four in the morning, because your dog is sick, or because you have fantastic news to share.

Share this with your girls! Let them know how much they mean to you!

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