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23 Things You'll Only Understand If You Have A Long-Distance BFF

Distance sucks, but it can’t break true friendship.

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1. You know exactly how long it’s been since you last saw your best friend.

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And if you're lucky enough to have an upcoming trip, you know exactly how long it'll be until you see them again too.

2. There’s nothing more exciting than booking a ticket to go and see them, and then planning all the fun things you’ll do together.

Me right now 'cause I just booked a flight to LA in August to see my best friend for the first time in 5 years 😭🙌🏻💞👭


3. And when you're finally reunited, it feels like absolutely no time has passed.


4. Time difference is the biggest struggle ever.

The difficulty of a two hour time difference with your best friend 😭💔

One of you is usually asleep when the other is just getting into their day, which means you rarely get to message them in real time.

5. But you've become accustomed to knowing exactly what time it is where they are, and what time is best to contact them.

The time difference between me and my internet best friend is heartbreaking 💔✨❤️can't wait to DM her again tomorrow!

6. And neither of you get offended if a message goes unanswered for several hours.

When you just want to snapchat your best friend but there is a time difference 😑😅 @JShalters

In fact, it's always nice to wake up to a long message from your bestie in the morning.

7. FaceTime, Snapchat, and Skype are an integral part of your friendship.

If there's one person who will ALWAYS be interested in what you're doing, it's your best friend.
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If there's one person who will ALWAYS be interested in what you're doing, it's your best friend.

8. Since you can't be together IRL, you spend a lot of time liking each other's stuff on Facebook and Instagram, just to remind them you're there.

9. And you always feel a slight pang of jealousy when you see your best friend hanging out with their other friends.

But of course you like all the pictures anyway.
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But of course you like all the pictures anyway.

10. You don’t have to wait until you're drunk for your deep and meaningful chats.


11. But when you do send each other drunk texts, they're usually just a grand profession of love for one another.

You have absolutely no barriers for expressing your love.

You have absolutely no barriers for expressing your love.

12. Birthdays are hard because you usually have to celebrate with them from afar.

13. But you make up for it with a ridiculously long message that details the importance of their presence in your life.

She said more 😩 but my best friend birthday message to me ❤️😍♉️

14. You've definitely discussed what it would be like if you lived in the same town.


15. And occasionally one of you slips in a "joke" about the other coming to live with them.


"Yeah, yeah, that's a good plan...orrrrrrr YOU COULD JUST COME AND LIVE WITH ME!"

16. Every time they visit, you spend all your time with them and suddenly forget you have other friends and responsibilities.


And it's totally worth it because this is a once-a-year opportunity.

17. And anyone who tries to encroach on your one-on-one time becomes a temporary enemy.


18. But while it's fun and great, it's always in the back of your mind that you'll be separated soon.


19. You already know everything about their other friends, so you immediately get along.

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Because any friend of your BFF is your friend too.

20. Your conversations last for several hours at a time, but they always feel like you've only been speaking for 10 minutes.

Chatting on the phone for 4.5 hours with my best friend ♡ @vaginga

21. You randomly send each other selfies when you look especially cute because you know they'll appreciate it.

when your best friend screenshots your selfie on snapchat ❤️❤️ @itzeledalis

"Just making sure you remember what I look like okloveyoubye."

22. There are moments where you wish for once you could just snap your fingers and your best friend would magically appear by your side.

Instead of living every moment through the phone.

Instead of living every moment through the phone.

23. But you pride yourselves on the fact that even though you don't see each other often, you're still as close as you'll ever be.

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And that's all that truly matters.