6 Signs Your Boyfriend Is Also Your Best Friend

6 Signs Your Boyfriend Is Also Your Best Friend

He is always down for a rom-com and ice cream.

I have always dreamed to find a guy who will love me for who I am and will treat me with respect and kindness. I have always looked for someone who will laugh at my jokes (even if they are terrible) and will not run away from me when I am not wearing makeup. Most of all I have always wanted a boyfriend who I can also call my best friend.

This means that he will always have your back and he will tell you if you look terrible in that outfit. He is not going to replace your girlfriends, but he is just going to be at your side with them and support you through thick and thin. Here are 6 signs your boyfriend is also your best friend:

1. You can't wait to tell him all the drama.

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When something scandalous happens, my boyfriend is the first person I go to. I love gossiping with him and just keeping him updated on the drama going on in my life. He always listens to me without complaining and I think he secretly enjoys our conversations.

2. He is your favorite person to spend time with.

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Going to the movies, ice skating, or getting Whataburger at 3 a.m. is always fun if my boyfriend is with me. I would choose a movie night with pizza with him over a crazy night at the club and I just love spending time with him because he makes every day a new adventure.

3. He is always down to help you with anything.

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My boyfriend gives me rides to go to the grocery store, the post office, and church. He always says "yes" when I need a favor, and I know I can count on him. From helping me to calculate my grades to carrying my suitcase, my boyfriend is always there for me.

4. He gives you great advice.

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When I need an honest opinion I ask my boyfriend. He is like an encyclopedia and he seems to know everything. When I need advice about my future plans, work, school, or friends, my boyfriend always gives me some wise words. He is just the perfect life advisor.

5. He is your partner in crime.

My boyfriend agreed to do three different couple costumes for Halloween. He is just the peanut butter to my jelly, the bacon to my eggs, the cream to my bagel and the fries my burger. We understand each other with just a look and we make the perfect duo.

6. He loves you for your imperfections

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He knows everything about you and still loves you. You can be as annoying as you want and he is still stick around. That's what best friends do. They accept you for who you are and you feel absolutely comfortable around them.

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To The Girl Who Has Gotten Hurt By A Boy

But here is what you need to know. A boy does not define you.

You like a guy and you know that he likes you too. You guys are talking for a while, and eventually he tells you that he doesn’t want a relationship at this point in time. He says that you are both too young right now. Okay, you understand where he is coming from, so you just hang out and talk as friends. But then you hear that he is dating another girl.

You don’t even have the right words to explain how hurt, rejected, and upset you feel right now. A million thoughts are racing through your mind. “Why am I not good enough?” or “What does she have that I don’t?”

But here is what you need to know. A boy does not define you. The girl he is dating shouldn’t make you feel unworthy. You are so still so worthy of love and kindness, even without a boy to make you feel that way. You know that you still have good character, compassion, and generosity to offer out to the world. That boy should not give you the right to reduce your self-worth. You are worth SO much more than any boy will ever realize.

You may not see it right now, because you are too full of hurt and pain, but you will become a stronger person, even though you are already so strong. You will learn, eventually, how to lean on your true friends in your time of need, because that is what they are here for. And you will become a bigger and better person for getting through this impossibly hard time

You are so young and have so much more to learn and discover, and I know you will do amazing things, because you are an amazing person! So remember how loved you are, that so many people care about you, and that eventually you will find a boy who truly will be good to you.

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I'm No Drama-Queen But I Would Rather Have A Dramatic Breakup Than Have Us Just 'Grow Apart'

Bring on the over-dramatic breakup, by all means.

I have been with my boyfriend for three years. There are many times people ask me, "do you think you two would ever break up?" and I've thought long enough about it where I once tried to envision a world where we did, and I know that the circumstances had to be extreme in order for that to happen.

We have come so far in our relationship that breaking up for any other reason that isn’t huge seems ridiculous to me. We have put in a tremendous amount of effort to get the two of us on the same page, and now that we finally are I can’t imagine somebody taking me to a whole new page for a reason that wasn’t over-the-top, dramatic, crazy, or out of this world.

If my boyfriend and I break up, you better believe it will be for a reason that’s worth more than the infamous, "growing apart." That isn’t an excuse in my book. We have given this relationship so much time that if we ever thought we were going to grow apart we would do everything we can to try and get back on the same track, and no I’m not saying it always works, but for him and me, that's something we promised ourselves long ago.

There are some things I believe cannot be solved with a lot of effort, time, and understanding. If my boyfriend cheats on me, lies to me, abuses me, or starts to mistreat me, then I definitely think it’s time to throw in the towel.

But none of those reasons are growing apart, so I'm actually okay with it...and no, I don’t find myself to be a drama queen, but in this particular case, I prefer the drama.

That is how sure I am of my relationship with my boyfriend, that it would take something very dramatic happening to the two of us for us to ever just call it quits.

You can put yourself in every scenario you want, but until you’ve been through both you start to see for yourself which one you prefer. I’ve had a boyfriend that has cheated, and I had a boyfriend that we grew apart. One was so much easier to let go of, while the other stung for quite a bit.

I find that when a dramatic break up happens, it’s 100% easier to wipe your hands clean of it, but when there are all these little questions and "what if's" you start to wonder if you made the right decision by leaving.

If my boyfriend lied to me, cheated on me, abused me-both mentally or physically, it would be so much easier to walk away. Yes, it would be one hell of a breakup, but the aftermath would be much easier to endure than it would if we had just grown apart.

There are too many things to still have left between you and a person when you just grow apart. You start to tell yourself that there may have been a future with them and it would’ve been better than what you have now. That ultimately takes a really long time to let go of. I know I don’t want that for myself again.

So yes, I would take a dramatic, Instant heartbreak over a drawn-out one any day of the week.

I know thinking about it, you don’t wish for your children to have to go through these dramatic breakups ever in their life. You think that maybe it would be better if they just took the safe route and grew apart with their future lovers, but that’s not what I want for my daughter, and I know that might sound strange..but as soon as someone cheats on you or leaves you with this god awful feeling of an abundance of insecurities, you start to look for a relationship that actually has a future, and that’s why it’s so easy for me to sit here and say that I prefer this over-dramatic ending vs anything other than that.

I stopped visualizing any other scenario because there is nothing that can happen to my boyfriend and me that growing apart will ever be a reason as to why something so great ended. I promise you that.

Maybe it’ll take something great to come along for you, for you to want the same thing. I’m not saying I wouldn’t be hurt if my boyfriend cheated on me, and I’m not saying it wouldn't take every ounce of strength to get over him lying to me, but there is no question on whether or not I’d stay with him because I wouldn’t.

Growing apart is harder because you have to ask yourself one million times if this is the right thing, and even for a split second if you think it is you never stop asking yourself until you meet someone that confirms your questions...so I’ll stick with my answer.

Bring on the over-dramatic break up because we're not growing apart anytime soon.

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