10 reasons why friends are the family we choose

Friends are the family we get to choose.

The real ones are always there for us, even when they are miles away. And the best thing is, they accept us for who we are, regardless of our stubborn attitude or our annoying habits.

Having someone you could always rely on is truly a blessing. Knowing that there are people in your life that love you unconditionally and always have your best interest at heart is one of the most comforting feelings in the world.

Here are ten reasons why friends are the greatest fortune we could ever have.

1. They are always honest.

Whenever you do something wrong, a genuine friend will be the first one to sit you down and tell you. Authenticity and integrity are two things you could definitely expect from your friends. If they really love you, they will never hide the truth from you, no matter how much it may hurt. What’s more, they will not hesitate to be brutally honest with you if they need to.

2. They are your unpaid therapists.

A friend can listen to your drama over and over again, without judging you or getting annoyed by you. They will patiently wait for you to finish and will offer you a soft shoulder to cry on, along with a piece of refreshing advice to bring you back to reality.

3. You are always together.

You and your bestie are slowly turning into Siamese twins because you’re always together. There is no way you could ever get enough of each other’s company. You are so used to one another, that even if you spend a whole month together, you can never get bored.

4. There is no drama involved.

Spending time with your friends is not only quite comforting, but it’s also completely stress-free. There are no meaningless quarrels or arguments. Besides, you get along too darn well to let something insignificant get in the way of your friendship.

5. They are always there for you.

Your friends’ love for you comes from their heart, not from their mood or needs. Even if you call them at 3 a.m., just wanting to talk about a thought that’s been troubling your mind, they will pick up the phone without hesitation. They will always have time, support, and love for you, no matter what.

6. They are extremely supportive.

The people in your life who are there for you no matter what, are also unconditionally supportive of you. They will always know the right ways to lift you up when you’re feeling down. They will always encourage you to chase your dreams and never give up on yourself. Their support for you is infinite. That’s why they are so precious.

7. They know all of your embarrassing moments.

Remember that time you got so drunk with cheap tequila you threw up on your dad’s shoes? Your best friends remember. They have seen too much of you, so basically that makes them irreplaceable. You can’t afford to lose them now because they know too darn much.

8. You have the best inside jokes.

No one understands your humor better than your friends. You’ve been through a lot together, and you have a whole arsenal of jokes only you get. All it takes is a single word or a funny sound that reminds you of a hilarious moment for you all to burst into uncontrollable laughter.

9. You have amazing memories together.

Your friends have been with you through so many phases of your life. You’ve been growing, learning, and hurting side by side. During all this time, you created amazing unforgettable memories together. These memories will forever be with you making your bond stronger than ever.

10. You actually get to choose them.

Sometimes, your connection with your friends can be stronger than the one with your family. That’s because you actually get to choose them, instead of just being stuck with them. A small circle of genuine friends is much better than the largest family, especially if there is toxicity in it.

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