I'm Not The Supportive Friend, I'm The Friend That Keeps It REAL

I'm Not The Supportive Friend, I'm The Friend That Keeps It REAL

If you want an honest opinion, I got you.

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I will never be the friend that just tells you what you want to hear. I like to be honest without sugar coating anything.

I get it, you want me to baby you. You want your friends to agree to everything you say and be "supportive." Well NEWS FLASH Deborah-Sue, that's not being supportive. Supporting your friends is being able to tell them when you disagree and being able to tell them your side while still remaining friends.

If you and your friend can't stay friends after butting heads or having a difference in opinions, then I don't want THAT kind of friendship.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I want you to roast TF out of me. I also don't want my friend to be soooo rude that it just seems like they're trying to hurt my feelings.

Cause that's not friendship. If you have to make someone else feel down just so you feel better about yourself, you shouldn't have friends, sorry not sorry.

Friendship is about disagreements and enjoying different things, that's what makes it so fun. Having someone who is willing to give you an outside opinion and a new way to look at things is truly a blessing.

I am the friend that will always, without a doubt, keep it 100% with you. Some say it's a fault that I have. I'm too honest for my own good. With all this honesty I occasionally hurt a few feelings, on accident, of course, I would never intentionally hurt a friend. Personally, I am one of those people who'd rather be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie and by now all of my friends have realized that.

I understand that that's not everyone's outlook on life and I do try and cater to my friends' individual needs but sometimes there's just no way to "beat around the bush". I am not willing to dismiss my values to potentially protect someone's feelings. Some things just have to be said. So I'm sorry if your feelings get hurt by accident but I'm not sorry for being one of the most real people on your team.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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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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Shoutout To My Parents For Giving Me My Best Friend In The Form Of A Younger Brother

He's not as bad as I first anticipated.

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This is a story about my best friend.

I was lucky enough to have a built-in bestie from the day he came home with my parents and I immediately questioned who they stole the "creature" from.

My brother's name is Andrew and he and I have always had a catty but close relationship, which has developed into something I wouldn't trade for the world.

When we were younger we were the most jocular kids you could find and spent our days running around with our school friends shooting each other with nerf guns, hiding in every corner to leap out and give the other a heart attack.

We would hang out for hours until someone antagonized the other (Andrew was always the trouble maker) and yelled for our mom to intervene, or took out our ager by practicing our yellow belt karate skills on each other until our fake punches got to be too much and we would die laughing.

I never realized how special my relationship with my brother was until I heard how my friends talked out their siblings. My friends would endlessly complain about how much they hated their brother or sister and wished they were never born; and me, being who I am, would be shocked that they used the h-word, and tell them that they must still love them which they would relentlessly deny.

Seeing these failing relationships taught me to cherish what my brother and I have, and that is honestly the most important responsibility, and gift, I could've ever been given.

Looking back, the best childhood memories I have include him, and I wouldn't have it any other way. From founding the science club (his closet that we would do experiments in, and give our friends golf balls with their name on it as a key), to sledding down a three-foot hill in our neighbor's backyard for hours, to surfing and boogie boarding until we turned to prunes, to the endless games of HORSE we played (I don't understand how I'm still terrible at basketball), he's been with me.

Since then, our relationship has blossomed into much more than snow wrestling and movie binging; now as an adult, coming home from college is the most stress relieving and exciting time, because I know I get to hang out with my brother and talk about the most obscure things until he makes me get out of his room (because teenage angst, you know!!).

Thankfully, the required familial love has turned into a never-ending love for my best friend and little brother, and I can't wait to keep growing up side by side and to see what the world has in store for us.


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