Why Your Friends Are Your Family

The saying 'friends are like family' couldn’t be more true. Your closest friends are the people who are there for you no matter what, plus friends are people that you can talk to for hours and hours and never run out of things to talk about. 

You never have to doubt your friends' intentions, or doubt their advice, because they always have your best interests at heart, and vice versa. 

Friends know you better than your own family and sometimes even better than you know yourself. Friends will always be completely honest with you, whether you like what they say or not. Plus, they already know all of your most embarrassing moments, so letting go of the friendship is now no longer an option! 

  1. 1. You Are Always Together

    Your best friend is someone you are always joined at the hip with, but when you and your bestie go off to different colleges, you truly have to make an effort to keep the friendship going. The best thing about having a best friend is having that one person who is always there for you no matter what, having someone who never lets you do stupid stuff alone and someone who you can talk to for hours and hours on end. 

  2. 2. You Have Total Honesty

    No one (aside from your mom) will be as honest with you as your friends are. If you've done something wrong or something to upset your friend, they will be the first to tell you, in the nicest possible way of course. 

  3. 3. There is No Drama

    Spending time with your friends is stress-free, involves zero drama or quarrels and actually helps to relieve some stress. If you ever do have an argument with a friend, you talk through what is bothering you and are able to act mature enough to not ruin an entire friendship over one silly argument.

  4. 4. There Are So Many Inside Jokes

    Because you’ve been through so much together, you have a whole abundance of inside jokes together. You don’t even have to bring up a particularly funny incident, all you have to do is say one word, make a certain sound or give them a slight look and you both are bursting into laughter in a matter of seconds.

  5. 5. They Are Basically a Free Therapist 

    I’ve lost count of the number of times I have called or texted my best friend to talk to her about a thing that has been bothering me, and chances are you have too. They’re your best friend, it’s what they do. They are always there to tell you if you’re acting stupid, or that you aren’t worthless just because you didn’t get into nursing school. Best friends are basically your life therapist, and you are theirs, that’s just the way things are.

  6. 6. They Are Always There For You

    If they’re truly your friend, they will be there for you no matter what you are going through; they will never judge you for anything and they will always support you no matter what. It doesn’t matter if you call them at 4 a.m. on Christmas Day if you’re going through something, they will always answer, listen and support you. 

When you look back on your friendship, you can’t help but think how proud you are for having such beautiful, close friends to enjoy life with.