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21 Truths About Group Friendships

It's all fun and games until there's a group text.

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1. You can openly share your most intimate dreams with them... as long as you're prepared to get roasted by the group.

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(Yes, wanting to write online for a living is embarrassing.)

2. Group texts definitely get out of hand FAST.

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Didn't need five people to point out your embarrassing typo, but thanks anyway.

3. You often wonder how more than one person can know you better than you know yourself.

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"Why yes, I am drinking my emotions in the form of wine. How did you guess?"

4. You've definitely asked yourself if all friends are as close as you and your friends are.

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"Do other people do this? Is this normal? Is this hilarious to anyone else?" (Answer: no.)

5. You know things are getting real when one person within the group takes you aside and says "we need to talk."

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This is usually followed by "so we were all talking about your problem, and..."

6. It's pretty much impossible to coordinate plans with so many people in a group.

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Ever realize you've just spent a half hour deciding whose car to take? Not fun.

7. You have so many inside jokes together that it feels like your group basically speaks its own language...

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8. ...which means it can be hard for your group to include other people.

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It's intimidating to approach a group in the first place, much less blend in to one.

9. And introducing someone you're dating to the whole group? Oof. It can be a challenge.

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"Please don't roast my date please don't roast my date please don't roast my date..."

10. Nothing that makes you more nervous than one person in the group sharing a secret with you and then saying "...but don't tell ANYONE ELSE."

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Eep.

11. Sure, sometimes the group can outnumber you and make you go places you'd rather avoid.

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But you do it anyway. That's love, yo. And peer pressure.

12. And sometimes you feel like you need a break from everyone. Which is totally normal.

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Everyone needs alone time.

13. You know the stress of having beef with one person in the group and not wanting to make it awkward for everyone else.

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"Oh, me? Just dealing with life badly."

14. Sometimes, you feel like you have to DEMAND to be heard in the group.

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Good communication is the 🔑 to any good friendship, whether between two people or twenty.

15. Each of your friends has a special, unique role with your group. The nurturer, the baby, the troublemaker...

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... the "Prank Sinatra."

16. You've inevitably felt left out when other people in your group seem closer.

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It's OK. It happens.

17. And it's pretty easy to rally into a party mood with a group.

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In fact, the best party happens while getting ready for the party.

18. You're never afraid to dance at parties, because everyone who matters has already seen your ~signature moves.~

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Let the rhythm take you.

19. Nothing feels better than knowing several people will be just as (if not more) excited as you over your accomplishments...

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And, yes, sometimes that includes a group-wide happy dance.

20. ...because even small victories turn into huge celebrations with your friends.

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👏

21. But the best part? You've got several people who are always there to pull you back up when you're feeling down.

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Life's a damn roller coaster, but at least you're not riding it alone.

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