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17 Things All Long-Term Best Friends Know To Be True

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1. We can't really remember how we met, or how long ago.

You can remember the time you first met your college best friend, but as for your LTBFF (Long-Term BFF)? It could have been that tennis camp? Or English class in secondary school? All that matters is that one day, we became friends.
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You can remember the time you first met your college best friend, but as for your LTBFF (Long-Term BFF)? It could have been that tennis camp? Or English class in secondary school? All that matters is that one day, we became friends.

2. So we use unusual methods to remember the years we've been friends.

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"Remember in 2003? When we had that big fight over the flippy pink mini-skirt?"

3. Our inside jokes are so complicated that we don't bother explaining them anymore.

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4. Our "traditions" are often based on being broke teenagers.

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Yes, good sir, two slices of pizza for the business ladies.

5. We don't fight about outfit overlap anymore.

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After so long, your style becomes a Venn diagram, involving matching items and schedule of who's wearing what.

6. We are stupidly proud of each other's achievements, no matter how small.

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Whether they're a nurse ("This is my friend, she SAVES LIVES") or a statistician ("Do you know how smart my friend is? SO SMART") or they've just learned to drive ("This is my friend, she can DRIVE!").

7. And it's still exciting when you compliment something we've done.

8. When spending time with new friends, we think, I can't wait for them to meet my LTBFF.

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9. But when it comes to introductions, we get nervous.

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I have known this person for the past 15 years, and so much of my life is their life, what if my new friends don't like them? What if my new friends like them more than me?

10. Sometimes it's annoying how much we know about each other.

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They have a tally of every single embarrassing crush, bad outfit, and dietary preference. Which is why they won't ever let you get away with saying "I don't think gluten agrees with me", because they have seen you chowing down on pizzas since time began.

11. And, as they change as a person, it's annoying how little we know about each other too.

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When you've spent so much of your life with a friend, change is sometimes unsettling. If you don't know this about them, how much else don't you know?

12. And sometimes, we get scared that the other will suddenly find a new, more exciting grown-up best friend.

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13. Having arguments now that we're grown-ups is always unsettling.

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How do we have such different opinions on tax reform? How have we gotten on to this subject?

14. And after every fight, we secretly think, Would we be friends if we met now?

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15. We are way harsher, and way kinder, to each other than we are to ourselves.

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We just want what's best for each other!

16. And we'll support each other through anything.

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Yes, I am annoyed with you, but of course I will come and take you home from your wisdom tooth surgery.

17. Because we can't imagine life without the other one in it.

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