10 Signs Your Best Friend Is Also The One That Requires The Least Amount Of Upkeep

10 Signs Your Best Friend Is Also The One That Requires The Least Amount Of Upkeep

You kind of have this unspoken pact that you are never “drifting apart,” even if you don’t talk for months at a time.
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I met my low maintenance best friend over seven years ago when we were placed in the same Sunday School class. Our friendship grew throughout high school, even though we both went to different schools, had crazy busy schedules, and extremely different lives.

For as much as we didn’t see each other, you would think that we would have drifted apart. But, our friendship is still going strong three years into college with both of us living even more complicated lives.

The amount of movies we have watched, calories we have consumed, struggles we faced, tears we have cried, and memories we have made over the years together are remarkably special to me. What is even more special to me is the nature of our relationship.

Maybe you can tell from this description of our friendship which friend of yours if your low maintenance best friend.

How to know if you have found your low maintenance forever friend:

1. You don’t talk a lot

You don’t have that kind of friendship where you have to talk to each other every day. You kind of have this unspoken pact that you are never “drifting apart,” no matter if you don’t talk to her for days, weeks, or even months at a time.

2. Your main form of communication when you guys are away for school is tagging each other on Facebook

I mean, we still have to entertain each other somehow! And tagging them in anything that reminds you of them is the easiest way to entertain them and let them know you are thinking of them.

3. When you are both on break from school, you know you are about to catch up on several months of not seeing each other

The chisme is real, y’all. Honestly, drama is even more fun to listen to when it is told in the form of an epic of months rather than just a chapter a day.

4. You are both so tired from everything else that when you guys actually have time to hang out, you don’t do much

Other than watch cheesy movies, sleep and eat (a lot).

5. Actually going out and doing something rarely ever happens

And when it actually does happen, there is only about a three-hour span of time you have before you both decide that you would rather be home in bed watching more movies and eating more food.

6. Somehow they know you better than most of the people that you talk to on a daily basis

It never ceases to amaze me that there is such a high level of non-verbal communication. Or how they can predict what you said in a story you are telling them before you can even tell them? Or how they know exactly what you will order when you go out to eat.

7. Their family knows that they won’t see you again until the next school break

The last text message I got from my LMBF’s mom was, “She is back in town, so I guess I will see you soon!”

8. But when you to get to see her family again it is kind of like a mini family reunion

You get caught up on how everyone in the family is doing, who is marrying who, who got a new job, etc.

9. You have definitely talked about moving away together so you can actually be around each other

You have also probably discussed how you are going to raise your kids together so that they can share what the two of you do.

10. You wouldn’t trade them. Ever.

You would never be able to forget about them even if someone came into your life that was offering constant contact. Let’s just be honest, constant contact would annoy you anyways and you just love her too much!

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Dear Mom, Now That I'm Older

A letter to the woman who made me the woman I am today.
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Dear Mom,

Now that I'm older, I definitely appreciate you a lot more than I did as a kid. I appreciate the little things, from the random text messages to constantly tagging me on Facebook in your "funny" photos and sending me pins of stuff I like on Pinterest. Now that I'm older, I can look back and realize that everything I am is all because of you. You've made me strong but realize it's okay to cry. You've shown me how a mother gives everything to her children to give them a better life than she had, even when she's left with nothing. And, most importantly you've taught me to never give up and without this, I would not be where I am today.

Mom, now that I'm older, I realize that you're the best friend I'm ever going to have. You cheer me on when I try new things and support me in deciding to be whatever person I want to be. Thank you for never telling me I can't do something and helping me figure out ways to be the best woman I can be. Your love for me is unconditional. They say true, unconditional love can only come from God, but mom, I think you're a pretty close second.

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Now that I'm older, I don't get to see you as much. But not seeing you as much just makes the times I do get to see you the absolute best, and I look forward to it every time. Now that I'm older, I'm not going to live at home. But, I promise to always come back because I know the door is always open. Your house is always going to be my home, and no other place is going to be the same.

Now that I'm older, I realize how much I miss you taking care of me. I miss you making me dinner, making sure I was doing well in school, and taking me to endless appointments. I miss you waking me up for school and then waking me up again because I didn't listen the first time.

But, Mom, now that I'm older, I can see all that you've done for me. I can look back and see how big of a brat I was but you still loved me (and let me live) anyways. I can understand why you did certain things and frankly, you're one bada** of a woman.

To have you as my mom and my best friend has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. So, Mom, now that I'm older, thank you, for everything.

Love,

Your Daughter

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Visiting Your Friends At Different Colleges Is Worth The Drive

Learning about the lives my friends are living at other schools is extremely interesting.

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When I went to college, many of my friends went to different schools. Some of us went to the same college, some went to other in-state schools and some even went out-of-state. If you are ever bored and are thinking about spending the weekend with your friend at their college, I recommend doing it!

As a student at the University of Florida, I already know the best places to eat, party and relax in Gainesville. During my time here, I have met so many new people and have experienced so many new things. But, sometimes I forget that my friends are living their own lives at different schools, as well.

When I went to visit one of my best friends at the University of Central Florida, it was neat to see how she matured as a person. She took me to all the cool bars, introduced me to all of her new friends and gave me a tour of campus. Getting to see how she has evolved so much was so fascinating.

Visiting my friends at Florida State University was a whole experience in itself. I had many friends go to this school. Each of them lives their own lives, some still hang out, and some are even roommates. The culture at each university is so much different than the culture at my school. It was fun to meet all of their new classmates and sorority sisters. Getting to know the people that spend every day with the friends that I used to spend every day with is something I love to do.

If you ever have a break from studying, get a little bored, or even just miss your friends, give them a call and ask to stay with them for the weekend! I promise you will learn so much more about them and how they are taking on their new phase of life.

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