17 Lies Every Best Friend Has Told Us That We Can't Get Mad At

17 Lies Every Best Friend Has Told Us That We Can't Get Mad At

4. "You didn't embarrass yourself last night."

Our best friends are called that for a reason: they're the ones that give the best advice, have our best interests at heart and are the give us the best outfit critiques. There are a ton of bonuses that come along with having best friends, but there are moments where they're not going to be the perfect people they appear to be.

There will be times when our friends tell us little white lies (not back-stabbing level) that might be saving us from getting hurt or just getting confused. We've all been there and we've probably all said them at some point in time, which is why we've learned to justify a few little white lies.

1. "I'll be ready in 5 minutes!"

*walking out of shower and still needs to do hair and makeup*

2. "My mom said I can't go out tonight I'm sorry!"

The truth: they really just don't feel like moving from their couch.

3. "No, I don't want any of your food."

They're trying not to be greedy, but they really do want some of that pizza.

4. "You didn't embarrass yourself last night."

It probably wasn't that bad, but it was probably worse than they're making it seem.

5. "I don't get annoyed when you hang out with your other best friend!"

*Secretly loathes whenever you hang out with anyone else*

6. "I'll go to the gym with you tomorrow."

You will have to drag them off of the couch for this one.

7. "I won't let you order cheesy bread at 2 am anymore don't worry!"

Secretly, they love when you order cheesy bread because they know that they're getting some too.

8. *You ask to borrow a top they really wanted to wear* "No, you can wear it I don't mind!"

The sacrifices they'll make for you are insane.

9. "I don't mind *insert boys name you kinda like*!"

Abort mission if this is said. The truth is they think you can do 100x better.

10. "No one will notice that pimple."

Most of the time, this isn't a lie. But sometimes, they need to make you stop thinking about that blemish on your face and have a good time.

11. "I love that shirt!"

Not that it doesn't look good on you, but it's not their taste and they would just never think of buying it.

12. "I deleted that picture of you!"

Little do you know that this picture will be brought up again in about 7 months or on your birthday.

13. "Alcoholic calories don't count."

They're lying to themselves too tbh.

14. "It's not bad that you texted them at 2 am last night!"

Then they add "just don't do it again."

15. "No, I'm not mad you had my last cheese stick."

Replace "cheese stick" with a chocolate bar, ice cream, avocado, etc. A good rule: don't eat the last of anything, ever.

16. "I didn't Snapchat him last night when we were out."

You know that they did Snapchat that boy that they definitely shouldn't be trying to talk to, but you know you can't get mad because you've done the same thing.

17. "I totally paid attention to everything you just said."

Don't blame them; they're either thinking about food, sleep, planning their outfit for the night, or totally just thinking about how much of an amazing person you are. Valid, right?

Cover Image Credit: Sydney Mueller

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An Open Letter To My Unexpected Best Friend

You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better.

“It’s so amazing when someone comes to your life and you expect nothing out of it but suddenly there right in front of you is everything you ever need.”


Dear Unexpected Best Friend,

You were the person I never thought I would speak to and now you are my very best friend. You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better. I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done to shape me into the person I am today. You’ve taught me what it means to be selfless, caring, patient, and more importantly adventurous.

You don’t realize how much better my life has become and all because you came out of nowhere. I didn’t see you coming. I just saw you on occasion, and now I can’t see my life without you in it. It’s funny how life works itself out like that. Our unexpected friendship filled a hole in my life that I didn’t know existed.

I don’t even remember what life was like before you came along; it most likely had a lot less laughter and spontaneity than it does today. I can call you about anything and you would drop whatever you're doing to help me in any situation. You know when I need encouragement. You know when I am at my best and when I am at my worst. You always know exactly what to say.

SEE ALSO: 8 Tiny Lies Every Young Woman Has Told Their Best Friend

I couldn’t have found a better friend than you if I tried. We balance each other out in the best way possible. You are most definitely the ying to my yang, and I don’t care how cliché that sounds. Because of you, I’ve learned to stop caring what people think and to do my own thing regardless of any backlash I might receive. You are my very favorite part of what makes me who I am to this day.

It’s as if I wished up a best friend, and poof—you appeared right in front of me. I am so beyond blessed to have you and I wouldn’t trade the world for all our memories. Thanks for coming out of nowhere.

Love you forever and a day.

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You May Not Have Time To Keep Up With High School Friends In College And TBH? That's OK

Even though it may sound like we don't care enough to make time for each other or weren't really best friends if we could be in the same place and still "drift" like that, I think it's safe to say that it's been a nice change of pace for our friendship.


I usually count down the days until the weekend, but this past week I was looking forward to Friday a little extra. It was probably the most anticipation I've felt towards anything since move-in day. Friday was when my three best friends from high school were visiting me. Two of them go to different schools hours away, and the other is at Rutgers with me, but this would be the first time that the four of us, inseparable for the past four years, would be reunited after parting ways at the end of summer.

Spending time with my old friends and the new friends I've made here all together got me thinking about the relationships in my life before and after starting college. I come from a high school where over half the graduating class comes to Rutgers New Brunswick, so I was expecting college to be like high school 2.0. But since I've been here, I've realized that I was way off with that assumption. It's a nice balance of walking down the street and having a quick conversation with a familiar face, but also being able to form a completely new group of friends, separate from my high school ones.

This first month of college has taught me that the high school friends who are far away at other schools are easy to keep, whether it be an occasional FaceTime call or "I miss you" text. It's the old friends here, who I thought I'd be hanging with all the time, that have proven harder to stay in touch with. No matter how much we attempt to make plans or link up during our busy weeks, our time demands to be spent elsewhere. I barely have time to catch a meal in the dining hall between classes, studying, clubs, and building new friendships, let alone hanging out with old friends.

Take my one best friend who I saw on Friday, for example. This girl and I grew up a few doors down from each other, went to the same school, were co-captains of the same team, had all the same friends, and have basically been inseparable our entire lives. Now here we are at Rutgers where she's dorming on Livi, and I'm living on College Ave. We have conflicting schedules and completely separate circles of friends for the first time in our lives. In fact, it took our other friends coming from hours away to visit us for us to bring together our separate friend groups and hang out altogether on Friday night.

Even though it may sound like we don't care enough to make time for each other or weren't really best friends if we could be in the same place and still "drift" like that, I think it's safe to say that it's been a nice change of pace for our friendship. It's important to take a step back from these people we once felt so close to, and realize that it's OK to not be in each other's lives at all times. There's no use putting pressure on spending time with the people who have been in our lives forever when there is an entire university of people in front of us to meet.

This first month of college I've grown so close to a new group of people who I now feel like I've known my whole life. I've realized how hard it is to balance time for these new friends along with old ones, but that that's OK. We are all stressed in our crazy, hectic lives, and that's only gonna be increasingly true as we move farther and farther away from high school. That doesn't mean we should let go of high school altogether, but instead, we should make sure we have time to embrace all the new and exciting aspects of our lives. It's so important to enjoy the little things, like the new friends you sit around talking with at 4 a.m., just as much as the bigger ones like weekend visits from your best friends.

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