Best Friends Forever

Friends

When you find best friends, you imagine the friendships lasting forever. You spend hours talking about the future. You’re positive you will both share a dorm room at college. And you will definitely be in each other’s weddings. The world could not have picked a better person for you.

Like any relationship, friendships require work. You have to make an effort to keep it healthy. But, best friends are totally worth it!

Friendships are like roller coasters

They have their ups and downs. You are laughing one minute and arguing the next. It’s completely normal for friends to have disagreements. You may even have a big blow out. Then you get over it and head to Starbucks. The key is to never let it go too far. You don’t want a small blow out, to become a friendship deal breaker. Take these steps to keep your friendship happy and healthy.

• Be Honest 

Let your friend get to know the real you and you should get to know the real them. As friends, you should be able to tell each other your secrets. You can be straightforward with them. They are also the person you can rely on to tell you when there’s something in your teeth.

• Be Their Cheerleader

Support each other. Have your friend’s back. Supporting is not just about sticking up for them. It’s also about the little things. Send a quick text to say good luck on your exam, or go to watch their big game.

“Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her”

• Forgive Each Other

When you have a disagreement don’t let it last too long. Don’t be afraid to be the first to reach out. Being the first person to say something can be difficult, but your friendship is worth it. Apologize if you do something wrong. Beg for forgiveness, and send lots of “please forgive me” emoji. Your friend will have to forgive you.

• Make Time

Even when you are too busy, make time. Make time to hang out, to talk on the phone or send a quick text. Show your friend that they are an important part of your life.

• Remember

Don’t forget why you became best friends. Do the things you love to do together. Laugh. Be ridiculous. Share your secrets. Keep making memories.

In your lifetime, you will have many friends. Some friends stay, some just come and go. Enjoy each friendship for what it brings. Let each friendship teach you and help you grow.

– NBL V –

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