What It's Really Like Having A Long Distance Best Friendship
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What It's Really Like Having A Long Distance Best Friendship

Soulmates? I absolutely think they exist.

What It's Really Like Having A Long Distance Best Friendship
Brenda Della Casa

Soulmates? I absolutely think they exist.

I think there are certain people God will plan for you to meet in your life that you connect with on a completely different level. A soulmate is someone that knew you, accepted you, and believed in you through it all– and no I'm not talking about your current college boyfriend. Sure it can be, but not always. More often than you realize your true soulmates have been the ones that have stayed your friends the longest and understood you in ways that are way beyond words. A soulmate is someone who has locks to fit our keys and keys to fit our locks. What's so special about having a soulmate for a best friend, is that you know in your heart that you’ll never have to question your friendship, or how long you go without talking or seeing each other.

After high school, you’re no longer forced to see a group of girls every single day. You no longer feel obligated to update them on your life or relationship status. Every friendship from graduation on is simply optional, and as time goes on your close pack of friends begins to dwindle out and go their separate ways. Whether it be families packing up and moving or college across the country, the best friends you’ve grown up with every single day are now thousands of miles away.

If you’re as lucky as I am, you’ll have friendships that defy any distance or amount of time. Friendships that have grown stronger as time has passed and that have blossomed into a strong bond that can never be broken.

These connections are heartfelt connections; in other words, you just vibe. These are people you can go months without speaking to, and it’s never awkward when you pick up the phone to call and chat or when you reunite face-to-face. However, it’s really hard hitting when your best friend moves away. Being together was therapeutic for the both of you and now you feel a little lost. But, there are some things that make a long distance best-friendship way more special than a regular one.

They are always excited to hear from you. Literally always. Lives get busy, you might not be able to text or call every day, so when you do get to hear from them, it brightens both your days. There’s nothing like a random text or FaceTime even if you’re sitting on the toilet.

You’ll always have someone to visit when you need to get away.

Meeting "their people." People you’re slightly jealous of because they get to see your best friend every day, but you can’t help but love them. Let’s face it, your best friend must have great taste if they picked you, so how bad could the new ones be? Long distance guy approval is always essential. Sending 50 screenshots of their Instagram 52 weeks back so your best friend can get every angle of your new love interest is a must.

You never get into fights. It’s very different than high school. You realize that your time talking and being with your best friend is rare and special, and you aren’t dumb enough to waste the little time you have together fighting.

Having a best friend who is hours away can be difficult sometimes (all the time) but in the end, you realize all of the ways it has made you stronger and start counting down until the days you get to see them again. You may live in different states, but your hearts basically occupy the same body. Love you guys!

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