11 Texts You'll Only Exchange With Your Best Friend

11 Texts You'll Only Exchange With Your Best Friend

Because we all need someone with no filter.

One of the best things about winter break besides time with the family and Christmas morning is finally having the time to catch up with long-lost friends. Whether it be your hometown crew, your long-distance bestie, or your best friend from school you just didn't see because finals had you posted up in a library cubicle, you can't wait for the moment when you can gush over everything you've recently sent each other via text or group chat.

Between the 2 a.m. "I miss you" texts and the long paragraphs about your current lack of a love life, you have a lot to discuss in person.

But before you sit down with your bestie to dissect the semester, let's recap the kinds of texts you've exchanged. You know, the ones you only send to your best friend and no one else. The kind of texts that show your true personality and display the fact that you have no filter. But it's OK because your best friend loves you anyway. And they'll probably (hopefully!) laugh out loud at this list.

1. The Vague Confession Text

We've all sent this. We texted that boy she told us not to text. We kissed that boy she told us not to kiss. We forgot to mail her a birthday package. We got a little too tipsy on Halloween. Whatever the case, there needed to be a warning -- it was just too much to explain via text. And, let's be honest, a true best friend knows this is something that needs to be addressed via FaceTime call or over coffee.

2. The Screenshot From Your Own Social Media Account

When you're not together 24/7, you miss out on the big life events. You see her tagged in a photo with a boy? You see her tagged in a photo with the girl in your sorority you weren't friends with before? You demand answers. As a best friend, you're privy to this information, after all.

3. The Advice Text

Because sometimes you need a therapist -- one you can contact at all hours of the day and night.

4. The "Stalker" Text

Because other times you need a private investigator.

5. The Gossip Text

You saw something on social media that needed immediate attention. Your mutual distaste for someone had to be addressed. The bridesmaid dresses in your ex-sorority sister's wedding needed to be commented on. It just had to be done.

6. The Love Life Update Text

When it comes to your romantic relationships, your best friend is always the first to be informed of any new developments -- probably while you're still on the date.

7. The "We Hate Boys" Text

And when that boy you fell hard for decides to make five other girls fall equally as hard at the same time, your best friend is always there with a killer solution. Figuratively, of course.

8. The "Haven't Heard From You Recently" Text

When you talk to someone daily, not receiving a text from them is alarming. Naturally, you overreact; it's the best-friend thing to do.

9. The Urgent Text

When you have breaking news that needs an introduction -- and is usually not as urgent as it seems. When something is actually wrong, we can assure you we will call, not text you the alarm emojis.

10. The "What Happened Last Night" Text

Some nights are meant to be forgotten; others are meant to be rehashed in the morning.

11. The Instagram #TBT Text

Thou shalt never steal a best friend's Instagram. I don't make the rules -- that's just how it goes.

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Breaking up with a boyfriend is one thing, but breaking up with your best friend is a whole new level of heartbreak.


We all know breakups can be tough, but when that breakup happens to be between you and your best friend, things reach a new level of heartbreak. I met my best friend junior year of high school after our Spanish teacher randomly assigned us to be partners; we struggled so much in that class but in the end, we truly became inseparable. When senior year rolled around we were still close as ever; people would often joke that we were sisters because we looked and acted so much alike. We would go on little dates together, go to parties together, and were always the first person we called when something "major happened."

When my best friend's boyfriend of four years cheated on her while we were spring breaking in Europe, it became my duty to make her feel better; I would randomly drop off flowers and little notes to her house, spend countless hours just listening to her cry and vent, and even stopped talking to people associated with her boyfriend so as to show my "support." All of these things were no big deal to me considering I loved this girl like a sister; whatever she needed I was there to give that to her.

Things soon took a sharp turn when we entered not only the same college but the same sorority. While I was struggling with the social aspect of FSU, my best friend soon found new best friends. When I started having major issues with my boyfriend, I would automatically text/call my best friend as she did with me, but instead of support, I got the sense that she was passive and uninterested. Our little dates and goofy inside jokes disappeared and reappeared between her and her new friends, and my comfortableness around her soon turned into insecurity.

Coming to terms with the fact that the girl I knew everything about is now basically a stranger was a hard one to overcome; I didn't want to accept the fact that my best friend decided it was time to find new ones. It's heartbreaking knowing that the special things you shared with a person are now being shared with others, and it's hard to accept the fact that you aren't wanted or needed by the one person you thought would be by your side forever.

Since school has ended I think I have accepted the fact that we're no longer what we used to be. Of course, it still stings when I see social media posts with her new, college friends, but I just have to remind myself that this is part of life and I just have to move on. I will forever cherish the memories I made with her, but it's time to acknowledge that they were made with someone in my past, not with someone in my present.

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