When Your BFF Is Your Roommate, As Told By How I Met Your Mother

When Your BFF Is Your Roommate, As Told By How I Met Your Mother

Although it may seem like you guys spend way too much time with each other, it can really only bring you closer.
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Living with a roommate may seem like a daunting task, but when your roommate is your friend life is like a never ending slumber party. There are undoubtedly some highs and some lows, but ultimately it is an amazing experience. You learn simple things about each other, such as exactly how they take their coffee or what foot they put their sock on first. Although it may seem like you guys spend way too much time with each other, it can really only bring you closer.

1. Well, since you're living together you will most likely develop some similar mannerisms

Whether it be some interesting phrases, or odd habits, since you two are roommates AND friends you probably spend at least 24 hours a day with them, therefore only making sense that you'll morph into the same person.

2. Waking up after a long night to see your roommate across from you

Whether it be a long night studying or a late night out partying, nothing is more relieving than waking up to see your roommate also struggling from the lack of sleep the two of you experienced. You may be exhausted, but hey at least you're in this together.

3. There will never be a dull moment... ever

Even the simplest of tasks become an experience. From assembly line folding your laundry to excessively vacuuming your carpet, you have a built-in buddy to make the time go by faster!

4. You can share clothes and shoes and food and pretty much anything else

The closest store is only a closet away! Living together is a major task to accomplish, so undoubtedly you'll be close enough to share your roomie's clothes. Whether it be their extra set of rain boots or that cute shirt they wore to class, typically, what's theirs is also yours (as long as you ask).

5. You'll never have to go it alone whether it's a tough time...

There will be undoubtedly many trials and tribulations throughout your life, and while your family may not be there to comfort you, your roommate will be there to hold you tight. Whether it's something you just need to get off your chest or some late night bonding your friend will be there to comfort you.

6. ...or an amazing time.

You'll always have someone to share your successes with. Whether that are a massive deal, like landing your dream internship, or seemingly minute, like not touching the shower wall. You guys will have endless moments where you laugh, at some small thing, until your stomach hurts.

7. It is like having your own personal cheerleader.

Whether you're studying for a big exam or prepping for a date, you're roommate, although they can't take your test for you or sit in in your date, they will be cheering you on before, and either congratulating or comforting you after.

8. The jam sessions are ENDLESS.

Even if you disagree on certain genres, there will always be those classics that you can't help but jam out to not matter the time of day.

9. No matter how long you've been separated or what your day has been like you always will have each other.

Yes you guys may get into little arguments, it happens, but at the end of the day you'll always have each other to come back to.

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18 Things That Happen When You Get A Good Roommate

Not every roommate story is a bad one.
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Whenever you hear about roommate stories, they're almost never good, and they usually scare you into never wanting a roommate. "Did you hear her roommate steals her clothes?" "Her roommate doesn't shower!" "Wow, her roommate doesn't talk at all, and doesn't do laundry." From what I hear, there are more bad stories than good. That is why I consider myself lucky, because my roommate is nothing like one of those bad stories. When life hands you a good roommate after talking to about 40 girls through Facebook, a few things happen.

1. You always have someone to talk to.

2. You know each other's schedules, and whenever you both have a break is an exciting time.

3. You'll never have to dance alone.


4. You always have someone to do something with, even if it's just walking down the hall.

5. You both look out for each other, because this is your first time without your parents.

6. You always have a shoulder to lean on when things get tough.

7. Borrowing each other's things is a daily thing.

8. You TRY to help with each other's homework and assignments.

9. They're encouraging when it comes to boys. (Unless they're a f*ckboy.)

10. They're your biggest support system and your personal cheerleader.

11. They never forget to wish you luck on a big exam.

12. They accept how gross you are in the morning and not so pleasant sometimes.

13. You both know each other's favorite and least favorite things.

14. Leaving each other notes saying goodbye before class if you don't see them is normal.

15. Saying goodbye for breaks is upsetting.

16. Not seeing them all day is upsetting.

17. You have more pictures together than any of your other friends.

18. You found a best friend for life.

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What A Decade-Long Friendship Has Taught Me

A letter to my best friend, and a reflection of the past ten years.

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Thank you for being my best friend these past ten years.

It's somewhat of an overused phrase, but friends really do come and go. It's crazy to realize how many people we lose touch within our lifetimes. Sometimes the loss of a friend is really hard to get over; sometimes you don't even realize the friendship is gone until it hits you years later. Even though many of the friendships I've made over my lifetime have ended, they taught me a great deal — for better or for worse. I'm thankful for everyone in my life, whether I'm still close to them or not because I wouldn't be who I am today without their impact on my life.

But I truly believe there are some people who are meant to be your friends for life.

To think our friendship started when we were just awkward seventh-graders and now we're almost college graduates — and you're still the greatest friend I've ever had. Despite different schools and friend groups, we never lost touch, and we continued to grow together. Our friendship had only strengthened, despite everything. I don't think people are as lucky as you and I to find a friendship like ours.

Ten years of our friendship have taught me a lot about what kind of friend I want to be, and I think everyone should strive to be the kind of friend that you are.

You are the kind of person who gives your whole heart to someone, the kind of person who will stay up the entire night trying to comfort someone. You don't give up on your friends, even when they don't deserve your kindness. You give your strength to people who can't find their own. You forgive and forgive and forgive everyone, even the people who may not deserve it. You deserve the world for all you do.

Ten years of our friendship have taught me a lot, but the most significant realization is that I'm a really lucky person to have you in my life.

Thank you for teaching me what it means to be a friend.

Thank you for supporting me, for laughing with me, for crying with me and for never giving up on me. Thank you for the Target runs, for the random late-night drives, for listening to me complain about the toxic people in my life, for reassuring me about my worries. Thank you for your patience, your encouraging words, and most importantly, for the many laughs we've shared.

Thank you for a decade-long friendship. Thank you for being my forever friend.

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