The Power of Positive Female Connection

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Christine Bronstein says the word "friend" isn't adequate to describe the women in her life. Instead, she calls them her "wives": the women who supported her through marriage, divorce and postpartum depression. Now Bronstein says that sisterhood can make women stronger as a whole -- and she's turned it into a private social network called A Band of Wives. Made up of 5,000 members, topics range from career and glass ceilings to motherhood and abortion. Bronstein and other women discuss that sisterhood and their new book, "Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection."


Christine Bronstein, co-editor and publisher of "Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God" and CEO of the online private social network A Band of Wives

Aspen Baker, founder and executive director of Exhale, and contributor of an essay about her own abortion to the "Nothing But the Truth" anthology

Shasta Nelson, CEO of, a women's friendship matching site in 35 cities across the U.S., relationship strategist and author and contributor of an essay about the changing nature of women's friendships in the "Nothing But the Truth" anthology