To One Of The Best Guy Friends A Girl Could Have

To One Of The Best Guy Friends A Girl Could Have

Thanks for being my male's perspective on things.
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In my opinion, every girl needs a guy best friend, someone they can turn to when they need a guys perspective on things. So, if I'm being honest, I've wanted to write this for you for a while.

Dear Best Friend,

We met our sophomore year of high school, we had the same first-period history class (although when I mentioned it this past Christmas, you forgot but that's ok). At this point in time, we weren't particularly close and didn't really talk much to each other.

OK, so moving forward a bit to last year, senior year. Our paths crossed again when we worked on the Frankenstein project for English class and became fairly close because of it. That project was probably one of my most favorite parts of the senior year, and also when we really started to become a bit closer as friends.

We went from hardly knowing each other to almost being like siblings by the end of the year.

I am so glad I have someone like you who is there for me when I need them most, someone who makes me laugh or smile, even when I am in a bad mood and someone who knows has come to know me almost as well as I know myself.

Thank you for supporting me, even if the decisions I make sometimes aren't the best. Thank you for being only a Facetime call away if I need advice or want someone to talk to.

Thank you for all the adventures— whether they are late night trips to IHOP, Chipotle and any of the other food places we've been or getting a group together and going to the beach.

Thank you for pretty much always telling me I look good, even if I don't think I do myself. Thank you for the constant reminders that I can do whatever I set my mind to.

Thank you for constantly checking up on me when I'm sick. Thank you for telling me off when I need it or that I deserve better if I am feeling doubtful.

And finally, thank you for being an overall great person. Your kindness and understanding have taught me a lot. I appreciate you and our amazing friendship more than you could possibly know.

I may have spent the majority of this letter talking about how thankful I am for you, but I wanted to let you know that I am always here for you whenever you need it. Whether that is for girl advice, fashion advice, life advice, or just someone to talk to— I want you to know that I’m here for you.

With love,

Your Girl Best Friend.

Cover Image Credit: Lauren McCally

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How To Cope With A Best Friend Breakup


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

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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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