The 10 Obligations You Have To Your Best Friend

You can’t pinpoint the moment you become someone’s best friend. All you know is that one day, the friendship escalated and you were suddenly obligated to help, support, and encourage your bestie in her daily life. And while most of us enjoy being there for our BFFs, sometimes it can be a bit of a drag. Check out some of the not-so-great responsibilities that come with having a female best friend, and check out NBC’s new show, “BFFs” when it premieres on NBC. (Sponsored by Best Friends Forever, premiering Wednesday at 8:30/7:30 on NBC)

1. You Have To Hold Her Hair Back When She Pukes

As the BFF, it’s your job to know when your bestie should put down her cocktail and start racing towards the ladies room. But you’re not done once she makes it to the toilet — you’ve also got to hold her hair back during the main event.

2. You Have To Listen To Her Complain About Her Job

You have to tolerate that your BFF’s job comes with health insurance, a great salary, allows Facebook browsing during lunch. But if all that wasn’t enough, you also have to find a way listen when she complains about whoever keeps drinking the Diet Cokes that have her name on them.

3. You Have To Tell Her She’s Not Fat All The Time

You work really hard to keep yourself in shape by watching what you eat and exercising regularly. But your best buddy doesn’t do either of those things. So while it’s getting harder and harder to assure her she’s not putting on weight, you have to find a way to persevere.

4. You Have To Plan Her Parties

It’s annoying for a girl to plan her own birthday party, and that’s why organizing the festivities is left to her BFF. She is responsible for making the reservations, selecting the entertainment, and for convincing the birthday girl’s crush that his elderly cat will drink some water if he has some privacy.

5. You Have To Listen To Her Talk About The Latest “Fad” Diet

When your BFF decides she’s done wearing a size 6 and orders 10 weeks worth of juice cleanses, it’s you who she’s going to start snapping at. But you can’t avoid her or stop hanging out with her, and you should be able to get through the unpleasantness if you just tell yourself it’s the hunger that’s the bitch.

6. You Have To Watch Lifetime Movies With Her After A Break Up

The second she breaks up with her boyfriend, you have to drop what you’re doing and race over to her apartment and watch sappy Lifetime movies with her. This could actually be fun for you, because there are some pretty good ones.

7. You Have To Do Halloween Together

When your BFF feels like “going all out” in October, it means you forget about your electric bill and your excess water weight and shell out the $99.95 so her “Sexy Cop” can be accompanied by a “Sexy Prisoner.” Too bad if you’d much rather stay home and watch “Hocus Pocus” by yourself — Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t even do that yet.

8. You Have To Get Matching Tattoos

When your bestie suddenly realizes she’s wanted a tattoo her entire life, it doesn’t mean you’re just going to hold her hand at the salon. It really means you have until tomorrow to find what you think is a better picture of a dove on Google because you’re definitely getting inked, too.

9. You Have To Drive Her By Her Boyfriend’s House When He Doesn’t Text Her Back

Since you’re the best friend, you’re the first to know when her boyfriend starts ignoring text messages. But since you’re also the best friend with the car, you’re also the person who’s going to take her to do a series of drivebys on Friday and Saturday.

10. You Have To Let Her Move In With You

As we see from this “BFFs” promo, this one is harder to deal with than it sounds.

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