12 Reasons Why Your Cousin Is Actually Your Best Friend

12 Reasons Why Your Cousin Is Actually Your Best Friend

"I truly believe that there's a special place in our hearts for cousins."

"God made us Cousins, because he knew our moms couldn't handle us as sisters." To this day, this is one of the most relatable quotes I've ever heard. I truly believe that there's a special place in our hearts for cousins.

1. They love you no matter what.

Maybe it's just because they're stuck with you, but family is always there for you. Especially your cousins, because you probably have some dirt on them too. They're the ones you call late at night, because there is literally no one else you can talk to.

2. You've literally known each other forever.

There is no awkward introduction with you two. You've just kind of always known each other. This is another reason to place them above all of your other friends because you have more memories with them when you were younger.

3. They know your entire family because they're a part of it.

You share the same feelings about certain family members, and fight over the favorite Aunt's cookies. Boring family reunions? At least that cousin is there to laugh through it with you. Your mom knows their favorite meal, and they always get to go on vacation with you, because your parents trust their's and vice versa.

4. You probably bathed together... instant BFF's.

I mean, you played with naked Barbies and rubber duckies. Not to mention, you saw each other naked. If that doesn't make you two best friends, I don't know what will.

5. You're as annoyed with their siblings as you are your own.

Venting about obnoxious siblings is one of your favorite past times. Not to mention that your cousin probably feels the same way and will actually agree when you say things you don't really mean.

6. You probably had matching Easter dresses once upon a time.

The gloves, hats, tiny purses and lacy socks... Grandmas never cease to add ridiculous accessories when it comes to Easter Sunday festivities.

7. They tell you like it is.

Didn't brush your hair this morning? They'll let you know how bad it looks. The boy you're dating isn't right for you? You can count on them to set you straight. They don't hold back, which is the type of person everyone needs in their life.

8. It's totally normal to take them as your prom date because everyone knows you're related.

There's nothing worse than going to your senior prom without a date. Who better to ask than your cousin? I mean she sort of has to go with you, because you have some bad black mail waiting to use.

9. You can show up at each other's house at any hour, and the door is always open.

It is probably expected that you are coming over. Most of the time the porch light is on, and the door's unlocked. Maybe, just maybe, your favorite meal will be on the table.

10. You sort of look alike.

You both complain about your crooked fingers or too much junk in the trunk. Sometimes those things run in the family, and you both have them. It is kind of cool to share some genetics with your best friend, at least I think so.

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11. They've been there through it all.

From the new baby cousins to the mourning of a lost loved one, they were there. They are there for every high and every low. The companionship that comes with that is one that lasts forever.

12. The inside jokes are endless.

No one understands your relationship like the two of you. You can't expect them too, either. I mean, how do you explain 17 years of inside jokes and memories? You two can turn anything into a joke and never cease to lighten up a room.

There is really no way to explain the bond between cousins. There are so many reasons why everyone should have a special cousin. Not the kind you only see on holidays, but the kind that is there 24/7 waiting to pick you up when you fall. So never take your cousins for granted. Always remind your cousins how much they mean to you.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Best And Worst Moments Of 'The Bachelor': Season 23

Chris Harrison was right when he said this was the most dramatic season yet.


This season of "The Bachelor" definitely went down in history as one of the best. In the beginning, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Colton being the Bachelor because, just like the rest of America, I had mixed feelings about him. After his breakup with Becca on "The Bachelorette," and an on-and-off relationship with Tia, Colton found his way back to the Bachelor mansion once again, but this time as the leading man.

There were ups and downs, just like every season, but after the finale, I realized that Colton was one of the best Bachelors of the entire franchise. He was right up there with Bachelor number 22, Ben Higgins. He spoke from his heart and it was easy to tell just how hard he fell for some of these women.

Chris Harrison was right when he said this was going to be the most dramatic season yet. Here are the best and worst moments of the entire season. I'm already missing Colton's shower scenes.

1. Worst: The Constant Virginity Jokes

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ABC was seriously milking this.

2. Best: Any time Colton was in the shower.

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Hottest Bachelor ever? The answer is yes.

3. Worst: The Sloth Girl

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This was so painful to watch.

4. Best: Colton sending home Onyeka and Nicole together.

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Their drama was petty AF and Colton was not having it. Respect.

5. Worst: Demi getting the boot.

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So sad to see my girl put herself out there and get shot down.

6. Best: Demi's personality

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Everything that came out of her mouth was hilarious. Can't wait to see her thrive in paradise.

7. Worst: "Roll Tide"

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Hannah B's one-on-one date was so cringing. Her season as the Bachelorette is going to be very interesting.

8. Best: Caelynn talking about her past.

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This brave girl shared her story about sexual assault, and it was a moment so much bigger than the show.

9. Worst: None of Colton's hot friends making guest appearances.

Blake, Jason, Colton

I'm talking about Blake and Jason. What a crew.

10. Best: Heather finally getting her first kiss.

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When they changed her "Never Been Kissed" title to "Has Been Kissed." Good one, ABC.

11. Worst: Hannah Beast

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I am really hoping Hannah Beast stays in her cage for "The Bachelorette."

12. Best: Getting a new "Bachelor" recap guy, Daniel Miramontes.

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This hilarious guy was made Twitter famous by Bachelor Nation because of his hilarious recaps of the show. He even got to Facetime Demi and was invited to the "Women Tell All." Check him out! @dmiramontes_

13. Worst: Chris Harrison's screen time was NON-EXISTENT.

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The past few seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have been lacking the best host in the world and I am super salty about it.

14. Best: Seeing Colton scream like a girl when skydiving with Tayshia.

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Too damn funny.

15. Worst: When Cassie broke up with Colton.

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Watching Colton shake from hearing that Cassie was choosing to leave was painful to watch. I am still in shock that he told her he wants to pick her when there were still two other women there.


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Waited all season for this and it was totally worth it.

17. Worst: When Colton broke up with Hannah G.

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My heart seriously broke for her, especially seeing how sad she still was at "After the Final Rose."

18. Best: Seeing Colton fight for love.

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He broke Bachelor rules and made history by going after Cassie. I'm happy the two ended up together in the end.

19. Worst: Not seeing Colton on my TV screen every Monday night.

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I can't get that smile out of my head.

Another season down, and it was one for the books. Colton, I miss you and your handsomeness already.

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