True. That was not my experience though. I had some good and fun and serious times with other young women, growing into my twenties. We traveled together, met for birthday lunches, went to the beaches, went skiing. Were excited about boyfriends. Rare was there any one of us asking what to do or say with guys, or I just don't remember that. Problems arose, one friend having an early hysterectomy, for example, and we were all there for her, so were were close, but also into ourselves.
I just remembered. Maybe my stance on this involves a friend in my teen years who was all about herself and trouble with the pilot guy. I was the ear. Laughs - I must have repressed that. So maybe I have since then been more avoidant of being miss wise as a long term mode.