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23 Things You Know If You’ve Been Best Friends Your Whole Life

So many embarrassing photos.

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1. You met when you were babies, because your parents are also best friends.

When you go round their house it's fun for everyone.
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When you go round their house it's fun for everyone.

2. So you have loads of adorable pictures of yourselves growing up.

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3. You probably went through a regrettable experimental teenage fashion phase together.

Probably involving these belts and something with a lot of neon.
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Probably involving these belts and something with a lot of neon.

4. And a period where you both wore matching outfits.

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Sophie Gadd/BuzzFeed

5. Because at some point you kind of wished you were related.

You're practically siblings anyway.
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You're practically siblings anyway.

6. So you've probably had at least one fight with their siblings, because they're basically yours too.

But it's all cool, because you've known each other for decades.
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But it's all cool, because you've known each other for decades.

7. Their parents have as many awkward pictures of you as yours do.

And enjoy bringing them out at birthday parties/BBQs.
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And enjoy bringing them out at birthday parties/BBQs.

8. And you feel as comfortable in their house as your own.

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And you've probably stayed over for more than one night in a row.

9. You still know their childhood home phone number off by heart.

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And probably their address and first ridiculous email address.

10. And you've got an unlimited supply of classic Facebook/Myspace posts from when you both first got social media.

Classic cringe 2008 Facebook.
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Classic cringe 2008 Facebook.

11. You have loads of weird in-jokes that you can’t really remember the origin of.

Who knows?
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Who knows?

12. And you can text about nothing for ages and still feel like you had a good chat.

😂 I love my best friend!! We can always talk about nothing together.

13. You feel genuinely shocked seeing them eat something they didn’t like as a kid.

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"BUT YOU DIDN'T LIKE BANANAS ON THAT HOLIDAY TO CORNWALL IN 2003?!"

14. You have literally no secrets from them.

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They know about everything that has ever happened to you, your siblings, your family, and your pets.

15. And because your mums are friends you basically end up knowing all of your BFFs news before you see each other.

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Sometimes when you catch up it's a bit like this:

"I'm going to Thailand in October."

"Yeah, my mum told me."

"I hear you've been dating someone amazing."

"Yeah, my mum told me."

16. You get really emotional when you haven't seen each other for a while.

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17. And you usually have A LOT more gossip to catch up on than with your other friends.

Because you need to know about their Grandma's scandalous new boyfriend. And everything all their former school friends are doing now.
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Because you need to know about their Grandma's scandalous new boyfriend. And everything all their former school friends are doing now.

18. You made a pact as children to be bridesmaids at each other’s weddings.

They can be your "something old".
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They can be your "something old".

19. And you've probably promised that they get to be godparent to your future kids.

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So your kids can know you were fun once.

20. But you've decided that your children will also have to be best friends.

To carry on the friendship tradition.
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To carry on the friendship tradition.

21. You’ve probably had at least one ridiculous fall-out.

And then made up pretty soon after. Probably because your mum told you to.
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And then made up pretty soon after. Probably because your mum told you to.

22. They're the only person who is completely honest with you.

when you're brutally honest with your bestfriend 😂

Real friends will tell you when your new haircut makes you look terrible.

23. But they'll always be your best friend, because they know too much.

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