The Pros And Cons Of Living With Your Best Friend

The Pros And Cons Of Living With Your Best Friend

A never ending slumber party? I'm in!
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Best friends are great. It’s like you find a person who acts and thinks just like you and you can do all sorts of fun, cool stuff with them. And some point in your relationship with this person you’re probably going to consider moving in together because every tv show ever has made that seem like the optimal situation for your life. But before you go ahead and make that choice, let me give you fair warning, it’s NOT FOR EVERYONE. Some friendships end because people cannot live together that close for that long. Here are some pros and cons to living with your ultimate bff.

Pro: Live in therapist

What’s better than someone who listens to your problems and gives you advice right when you need it

Con: You’re constantly together

No really, it’s like they never leave. What is privacy anymore?

Pro: Spontaneous parties

Got a new job? Aced an exam? Managed to get out of bed and shower today? All the more reason to celebrate. *Party Rock Anthem plays in the distance*

Con:You learn all their annoying gross habits

Would it kill you to put the seat down or clean your hair out of the drain every once in awhile?

Pro: Never go alone/ someone to come home with

Even if you’re going to the store, you’ve got a never failing buddy system by your side.

Con: Fights are 10000000x more awkward

Saying “I hate you” is slightly more intense when you only have opposite sides of the room to retreat to.

Pro: Binge viewing partners

For those nights you feel the sudden need to re-watch all 12 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy

Con: Money situations are never the same

What if your roommate wants to go out to dinner but your bank account says eat ramen tonight?

Con: Commitment v conflict

Is it worth fighting over and ruining such a solid friendship? Can we handle conflict in a healthy way?

Pro: No matter how hard your day, you come home to your favorite person

It’s like being married but without the terrible debt

All in all, honesty is normally te best policy when it comes to best friends. And despite all the cons of living with them, the pros tend to heavily outweigh. I live with my best friend and I wouldn’t trade the movie nights, dance parties or stupid arguments for the world.

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A Letter To My Best Friend On Valentine's Day

Because you are my ultimate Valentine.
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To my beautiful best friend,

Warning: This letter is about to get extremely cheesy. I am talking four cheese lasagna cheesy. But no one deserves a love letter like this more than you do.

This Valentine’s Day, I want to express my love for you. On this wondrous occasion with which most people express their love to their significant other, I want to tell you, my best friend, how much I cherish our friendship.

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You are the ultimate love of my life. Boys have come and gone but you remain a constant; for that I am grateful. You have been there for me when my family could not be; for that I am grateful. You have been my backbone, my rock, and all those other clichés people use to describe the people they care about, and yet you have been so much more than that as well; for that I am grateful.

All my love this Valentine’s Day goes out to you, my friend, because you do not receive it enough. You have picked me up out of the dirt, brushed me off, and kissed my wounds more times than I can count, and I will never be able to thank you enough for that, but I am sure am going to try.

Thank you for the midnight cries. Thank you for the midnight laughs. Thank you for ordering way too much food with me and still just eating it all. Thank you for the advice, both solicited and unsolicited. Thank you for telling me what I need to hear, even when it isn’t what I want to hear. Thank you for the silly pictures. Thank you for the stupid inside jokes. Thank you for making bad decisions with me. Thank you for laughing with me and laughing at me. Thank you for the endless memories.

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More than anything, I want you to know that I love you. I love you. You are the family I get to choose, the one I go to when I have nowhere else to turn. You are the one I know I can always run to, whether we saw each other yesterday or haven’t seen each other in a year. You have played a part in molding who I am as a person, and I am so grateful for having such an amazing person affecting my life in such a positive way.

With all the love in my heart,

Your friend
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To My Best Friend At A Rival University

No amount of school rivalry could ever change our friendship.

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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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