This August, a group of friends old & new came together in NYC to get REAL about what it takes to be a good friend—and what we all need in return—at every stage of friendship. If you couldn’t make it, your friends are still here for you! Watch #AerieREAL Role Model & Self-Care Activist, Iskra, #AerieREAL Role Model, Gold Medal Gymnast & Advocate, Aly Raisman, Model & Activist, Hunter McGrady, & Model, Natalie Gage, come together for a conversation moderated by Aerie’s very own Manager of Brand Experience, Jill Maurer.
If you don’t have time for the full Real Talk, hear from Iskra, Natalie, Aly & Hunter on what’s most important to them to share with their friends, & what they need in return.
Friendships & romantic relationships can be tricky together. Hunter, Iskra & Aly shared their tips for finding balance:
“I have to have my girl time & he has to have his guy time… I think it’s important to have those times—it makes your relationship healthy.”– Hunter
“You’re definitely going to need to talk to your girlfriends about some things that you can’t talk to your partner about. There’s a balance there.”– Iskra
“When some people get in a relationship, they want to be with that person all the time & it can be really hard to confront your friend [about it]. Honesty is very important. We’re all trying to figure out how to be the best friends.”– Aly
What’s most important to you in navigating your friendships? Comment below & share your words of wisdom!