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18 Things All Close Mums And Daughters Just Get

If she hates him, I hate him more.

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1. Texting each other 10 seconds after any significant event is crucially important.

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How else would we stay up-to-date on important things like what the other person had for lunch?

2. Which means we know everything about each other's lives.

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Want to know when my mum's next optician's appointment is? I can tell you.

3. Instead of using Google, we call each other when practical problems arise.

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Even if we know the other person won't be able to help.

4. We spookily always think about each other at the same time.

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Whenever she calls me, I was just about to call her. And we sometimes accidentally cook the same dinner. OoOoOoOo!

5. If one of us starts giggling, it's only a matter of seconds before the other loses it too.

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And if we make eye contact, we're gone.

6. We say the meanest things to each other.

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7. But if anyone else is even slightly nasty to one of us, we'll be nastier back.

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I hate Amy because she stole my best friend in year 6, so my mum blanks Amy's mum in the supermarket. And that's the way it'll always be.

8. Gossiping about the weird members of our family is our favourite activity.

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The best bit of any family gathering is bitching about it on the way home.

9. When everything goes wrong, we know that there's only one person in the world who is guaranteed to say the right thing.

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And who'll know exactly how we're feeling before we even speak.

10. And sometimes a big cuddle is all it takes to fix everything.

11. We'll jump to each other's defence before we even find out what the other person did.

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12. Knowing that there is at least one person in the world who unequivocally believes in everything you do is the best.

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And it also means knowing someone who'll keep all you secrets and never judge you.

13. If I love someone, she loves them too.

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And even if she doesn't, she'll try damn hard to understand why I do.

14. If we don't speak for a day, it feels like our lives are spiralling out of control.

15. We WhatsApp each other pictures of ourselves on days we think we look pretty.

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Or ugly. Or just normal.

16. Sometimes we start reminiscing over something that happened 10 years ago and we get so caught up in it that it makes us cry.

17. When people ask one of us to keep a secret, we don't think the other counts.

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So she knows all my friends' most shameful stories and I know hers. Although we'd never admit it.

18. And when people tell us we're similar, we feel immeasurably proud.

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Because neither of us can imagine a woman we'd rather resemble.