4 Reasons Having A Long Distance BFF Is The Best

4 Reasons Having A Long Distance BFF Is The Best

Although there are miles between us, she will always be my best friend.


When I started college there were so many things that I was excited for. For the most part, I was excited to finally leave my small town and be apart of a bigger, more open-minded community.

When I announced where I would be attending school, everyone from teachers to random people at the place I worked gave me advice on how to handle the transition. No one's advice ever prepared me for leaving my best friend, and living miles apart from her.

It's hard having a long distance best friend. The distance can be a huge obstacle. However, if you can overcome the miles between you, having a long distance BFF is actually the best. Having a long distance best friend is the best, and I would not ask for it any other way.

1. You Talk All The Time

Actual footage of me on the phone with my friend

I can't tell you how excited I get when I see my best friends name pop up on my phone. It might seem strange, but since my best friend and I have moved farther away from each other, we talk more. We make sure we talk to each other every day about all the crazy things that are happening in our lives.

2. When You Finally See Each Other, Your Hangouts Are Awesome

They get pretty lit.

One of the best parts about having a long distance best friend is your hangouts are an awesome time. Your hangouts consist of shopping trips and showing each other the best places in town. These hangouts are so meaningful because you don't know when you will see each other face to face again.

3. You Always Have A Shoulder To Cry On

It can be hard when everything seems to be going terribly for you. Whether you and your friends from school are fighting or you got a bad grade on your final your long distance BFF will always be there for you. She is the best person to give advice because she will comfort you, but also call you out when you are wrong.

4. You Know They'll Always Be There For You

Many of us are friends by chance, not by choice. We are friends with the people who we live with, or who we have classes with. Your long distance best friend and you have overcome the hardest part, the distance. This means you can get through anything together. No matter what, whether you are five miles a part or thousands you two will always be there for each other.

Never freak out about leaving your best friend, long distance best friends are the best. You guys will be just fine.

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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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To My Best Friend At A Rival University

No amount of school rivalry could ever change our friendship.


In high school, we were practically inseparable- you and I and all of our friends. Even though we saw each other every day during the week (when both of us decided to actually go to school, at least; senioritis was real and it was rough), we usually saw each other at least once over the weekend, whether it be a coffee date at Starbucks, a sleepover, or a trip to the movies.

We would go on spontaneous trips to the local ice cream shop (for us, it was Twistee Treat) far too often for our own good. We spent so many summer days at theme parks, followed by sleepovers that consisted of painting each other's nails, baking break-and-bake cookies, and falling asleep in the middle of 'Men in Black.'

Now, we attend rival universities. The stories we share involve names and places foreign to the other. We each have friends that know us apart from one another. Some days, we hardly get a moment to talk, other than sending funny memes back and forth through Instagram.

Though it may seem like being away at rival schools would hurt our friendship, I think it's only made us closer.

When I come to visit you (or you visit me), we always make the most of our time, knowing that it's limited. We often do the same things we would've done at home, but in new locations, which makes it even more fun. Sometimes, I wish we would've chosen the same school- because having your best friend with you, sharing new experiences is always better than not- but I know we're each happy where we are. We're making new friends and new memories, which makes for new stories to share with one another.

I know that I can share anything with you without fear of judgment, and I think you know the same.

Even though we can't just stop by unannounced anymore, planning weekend trips to visit one another is still really fun.

Sure, we go to rival universities and we will never agree on whose school is superior, but in the grand scheme, it doesn't even matter. Your school is extremely lucky to have you and in my eyes, you are what makes it great.

No matter the distance, no matter how strong the rivalry between our schools, you will always be my best friend and the memories we've cultivated throughout our friendship will never be forgotten. I can't promise I'll wear your school colors again (that was a one-time thing and does not diminish my love and respect for my school!), but I can promise that you'll always have a friend in me.

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