Let’s admit it, some of our friends have been with us for years already and it is even longer than the actual years that we actually spent with our boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends, or wives. And as the years go by, the stories and experiences that we share with them just gets quirkier and weirder. Here are some of the things that you will experience once you have been best friends with someone for years already:
1 – Eventually and inevitably, you go through life away from each other.
You attended different schools. You developed different interests. You gained new friends. But when you see each other once again, it seems like there has been no amount of years between you. You still laugh at the same silly jokes and surprisingly, you are even more dysfunctional, weirder and more bonded than before.
2 – They laugh even before you hit the punch line.
3 – Your friendship has extended to family members. Your mom acts like her mom and her mom acts like you are her surrogate daughter. In fact, exchanging texts, emails or calls with them is rather a regular occurrence.
4 – You both have reached a point where you start acting like you are an old married couple– ridiculously comfortable with each other. You are not afraid to show your emotions and tell to each other that you are angry. However, you love each other too much that you cannot just stay angry at each other for far too long.
5 – There is no such things as personal space in your relationship. You no longer have personal boundaries. He can come over at your home and enter your room anytime all the time! It doesn’t matter if it is super early in the morning or even late at dawn just to tell you that they cannot sleep or that they need someone to talk to. If you do not get up, they will demand that you do!
6 – Silence is no longer awkward for the two of you. You are more than comfortable to just hang out, go on long drive or spend the entire day without talking to each other. You know in your heart that you do not have to fill each and every moment that you spend together with words.
7 – You know what each other is thinking without having to hear any one of you say it. They can communicate with your body language and know every detail– what your grumble and whine means. In fact, they do not even need to move a finger – you already know what are in their minds.
8 – The deeper your friendship is, the uglier the Snapchats you receive. However, people who have been friends with each other since birth takes ugly Snapchats into a whole new level. They contort their face into something that you can identify, take their picture then send you a photo.
9 – You have stopped keeping tabs on who last paid the drinks or how much money that each other spent on your ‘dates’. Even if you have shelled out the bigger share, it no longer matters to you. After all, you will get paid back eventually.
10 – You no longer have to ask just so you can have a taste of the foods in their plate. You can just dive in to their plates and reach out to any food that you want to taste. You do not have to be afraid that you would not get your fingers back.
11 – Their significant other has to win you over if they want their relationship to go smooth sailing.
12 – They know all the people in your life– from your baby friends to your preschool, elementary, high school and college friends to your work friends, boss, cousins– just about everyone! This is true even if you have not introduced them to each other or even if those people don’t know them personally. He knows them through your endless stories and eventually, they all have become his Facebook friends.
13 – They have been your therapist for too many years. As times goes by, their surprising ability to tell you to just man up and move on have become stronger but their ability to listen to you also increases.
14 – They know each and every people who piss you off just by seeing them and they make a way to get you away from such instances even without you asking them to.
15 – They know you like no one else does. They have been with you during your worst– fashion tragedies and all. They have also seen you lost your way and yet, they still stuck around.