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17SignsYouHaveFoundYourBestFriendForLife

Trish Yulo
almost 2 years Los Angeles, CA, United States Story
17 Signs You Have Found Your Best Friend For Life

In this day and age, it’s hard to find that someone whom you can call “best friend” because it seems like they come and go. With everyone trying to fit in competing for acceptance, the true meaning of friendship has long been distorted and sometimes forgotten.

But sometimes life cooperates; the stars and planets align to give you that window of opportunity to discover something really great. Here are signs that you’ve found your BFFL or best friend for life:


1) NO SELFISHNESS

You are genuinely generous towards your best friend for life and vice versa, whether it’s clothes, money, time, or experience. You feel no hesitation when she borrows something, no awkwardness when the bill comes, and you always ask her to tag along whenever you have the opportunity to experience something new.Image title

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2) THE FIRST PERSON YOU CALL WHEN YOU’RE IN TROUBLE

You know that you can count on her to help no matter what. If you need advice, she’s there. If you need a reality check, no problem. If you need to get out of a sticky situation her response is, “On my way!”

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3) ...OR THE FIRST PERSON YOU CALL WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE TROUBLE

Because who else can be the best partner in crime? She’s got your back through good and bad.

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4) PART OF THE FAMILY

Might as well just call her your sister. Your best friend for life needs no introduction whenever she comes by. She can goof around with your parents, call them “mom” and “dad”, your grandparents know her, as well as your aunts and uncles, and your cousins ask for her. You get the picture.

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5) YOU CAN TRAVEL TOGETHER

Emphasis on the “can”. Just the two of you, in an unfamiliar place, for a long period of time… you can’t do that with just anyone.

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6) SHE SUPPORTS YOU

And you feel it. You support each other’s growth. A best friend for life boosts you up, not drag you down, even if it means her moving to a different place to fulfill her dreams, or you having to sacrifice your social life to achieve your goals.


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7) YOU MAKE IT WORK

There will be times when life gets in the way, but it doesn’t matter. You make the effort and walk the extra mile to spend time with your BFFL even if it’s just through texts or a phone call because if someone is truly worth it, you make it work.

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8) YOU FEEL SECURED

You don’t feel the need to spend every waking moment with her. Both of you are able to do your thing and have your own set of friends without feeling any sort of jealousy.

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9) NO NEED TO PRETEND

A best friend for life truly accepts you for who you are, what you are, and why you are the way you are.

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10) NO BAD BLOOD

Misunderstandings are unavoidable, yes, but you and your BFFL can talk it out like mature people, never letting it escalate into a full blown problem.

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11) YOU DON’T NEED TO HIDE YOUR EMOTIONS

You’re comfortable to cry in front of her, because you know she’ll cry and experience your pain with you rather than tell you to stop.

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12) YOU CAN SPEAK YOUR MIND

You don’t sugar coat things just to make it sound better. Both of you can share each other’s opinions without being offended, and value what the other has to say.

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13) THERE’S NEVER A DULL MOMENT… LITERALLY

All you need is each other to have fun. Whatever the situation, the both of you can find a way to goof around.

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14) THERE IS COMPLETE TRUST

You trust this person with your life and secrets, and vice versa. Period.

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15) YOU’RE IN EACH OTHER’S FUTURE

You both can’t imagine the future without the other. You want her there in your college graduation, she takes you out after she gets her first paycheck from her new job, she’s your maid of honor, you’re the godmother of her kid… etc.

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16) SHE STUCK AROUND

When everybody else turned their back and walked away from you, she stayed.

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17) YOU NEVER WANT TO LOSE THIS PERSON

Because she is the epitome of what it is to be a friend. She gives “friendship” its true meaning and you know how difficult it is to find that. So you can afford to lose anyone… just not her.

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11 comments

  • disweet6
    almost 2 years ago

    I have had a Bestie for over 20 years and we stick together no matter what. Her family is my family. There is nothing legal that she can't ask.

    I have had a Bestie for over 20 years and we stick together no matter what. Her family is my family. There is nothing legal that she can't ask.

    • Trish Yulo
      almost 2 years ago

      You're a lucky girl! Thank you for reading :)

      You're a lucky girl! Thank you for reading :)

    • Trish Yulo
      [deleted]
      almost 2 years ago

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  • friendless-college-student

    I never had a best friend before.. I tried to find one since I was a child but no one ever wanted me as a best friend, I had several fake ones who stole from me or used me for a while before they abandoned me forever, I feel very sad now because I am now in my 20's and still have no best friend and I might never have one because no matter who it never happens, I put in all the effort in every friendship I ever had but I always get ignored, excluded and abandoned. Its not fair at all, this has been bothering me for a long time and it made me feel suicidal too, especially now that I have been totally friendless for a few years now.

    I never had a best friend before.. I tried to find one since I was a child but no one ever wanted me as a best friend, I had several fake ones who stole from me or used me for a while before they abandoned me forever, I feel very sad now because I am now in my 20's and still have no best friend and I might never have one because no matter who it never happens, I put in all the effort in every friendship I ever had but I always get ignored, excluded and abandoned. Its not fair at all, this has been bothering me for a long time and it made me feel suicidal too, especially now that I have been totally friendless for a few years now.

    • girl
      girl not yet a woman
      9mo ago

      hey! i hope you're ok. as lame as it sounds, you aren't alone.

      hey! i hope you're ok. as lame as it sounds, you aren't alone.

    • Sora Fuyu 35
      7mo ago

      That's really sad to here I mean I don't even know if I have a person like that in my life yet. Just don't give up, ok? Because I bet out there somebody is thinking the same thing.

      That's really sad to here I mean I don't even know if I have a person like that in my life yet. Just don't give up, ok? Because I bet out there somebody is thinking the same thing.

    • ACE
      ACE
      6mo ago

      ive recently lost a best friend..it sucks..but i guess it means that they weren't a best friend to begin with. Keep your head up so when your destined best friend comes along, you wont miss them. =)

      ive recently lost a best friend..it sucks..but i guess it means that they weren't a best friend to begin with. Keep your head up so when your destined best friend comes along, you wont miss them. =)

  • blobs27
    3mo ago

    I lost my best friend since kindergarten this year as I went into high school. My other "friend" gets into fights with me all the time. My "boyfriend" said he wanted to be just friends until we can officially date because something can happen. My grades are slipping. The one who stuck by me through all of this is a girl I met this year. This post about BFFL's showed me she might just be a best friend. Her mom makes me lunch every week and takes me out to eat on Fridays, we've spent hours in the car on the way to Disneyland together, I tell her all my secrets, she tells me hers, she spent the night at my house the other night and she HATES doing that but she loved it, and what is really awesome about this is we give each other everything. I mean EVERYTHING. We share anything from food to parents! Im really grateful I've found a friend. Hopefully a best friend. Thank you for posting this BFFL article and helping me brighten my life with realization. Truly, Thank you!

    I lost my best friend since kindergarten this year as I went into high school. My other "friend" gets into fights with me all the time. My "boyfriend" said he wanted to be just friends until we can officially date because something can happen. My grades are slipping. The one who stuck by me through all of this is a girl I met this year. This post about BFFL's showed me she might just be a best friend. Her mom makes me lunch every week and takes me out to eat on Fridays, we've spent hours in the car on the way to Disneyland together, I tell her all my secrets, she tells me hers, she spent the night at my house the other night and she HATES doing that but she loved it, and what is really awesome about this is we give each other everything. I mean EVERYTHING. We share anything from food to parents! Im really grateful I've found a friend. Hopefully a best friend. Thank you for posting this BFFL article and helping me brighten my life with realization. Truly, Thank you!

  • blobs27
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    3mo ago

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  • Xanboni
    1mo ago

    I have been truly blessed to have had a best friend for almost 30 years. In my opinion, the article just covers the basics of a best friend. The strange part of my relationship with my best friend is that we were enemies/rivals in high school. We competed against each other in everything grades, sports, girls, jobs, even colleges. We never really spoke to each other in high school it was always a nod or a gesture, and not always a polite one since we hated each other. It was not until my second year in college that we found each other in the same class that we started talking. After that we were inseparable, nothing came between us. If he had a girlfriend I was the third wheel, If I had a girlfriend he was the third wheel. If we both had girlfriends we always double dated. When I had an accident and needed surgery he was in charge of pulling the plug, if things got to that point. I didn't want my parents to have to make that kind of decision. I got married first he was my best man, he baptized both my kids and my oldest son is named after him. When he got married, I was his best man, I baptized his son that is also named after me. If anything happens to my wife and I he gets my kids, and vice versa. When I had legal troubles he was the first one there to bail me out, he never asked why he just wanted to know what else he could do to help. When he was out of a job I hired him into a highly technical job that he couldn't possibly do only because it was the only opening I had. He did what he could during the day and I trained him every night for almost a year on how to do the job. A few years later when I was asked to lay him off I quit my job first. Since he was the only other person who could do what needed to be done, that forced the company to keep him on. Years later when he got sick, he needed a kidney, I was not a match but I arranged to donate a kidney to someone else and then they're relative donated a kidney to my best friend. We vacation together every year as one huge family and have gone all over the world. When I was out of work for almost two years and couldn't find work during the tech bust, he supported my family and made our house payments. We buy each other Christmas gifts that our wives would not let us buy for ourselves. We have been through a lot in the last 30 years. I could go on with stories about how we got lost in the jungle in South America for a few days hiking to Machu Pichu, or how we crashed going 150 MPH in the Nevada Silver State Road Race or even living in various cities in Europe after college for a year because we both wanted to date European girls, go to concerts in Germany and go clubbing in Prague. There's also a few other things that we did throughout the years that were not exactly legal but would not trade the experiences for the world. I could not imagine not having him in my life as my best friend, and if in the end, he is my only true friend, I could not have made a better choice. I have always told my family friends that my heart belongs to my wife and kids unless my best friend needs it first.

    I have been truly blessed to have had a best friend for almost 30 years. In my opinion, the article just covers the basics of a best friend. The strange part of my relationship with my best friend is that we were enemies/rivals in high school. We competed against each other in everything grades, sports, girls, jobs, even colleges. We never really spoke to each other in high school it was always a nod or a gesture, and not always a polite one since we hated each other. It was not until my second year in college that we found each other in the same class that we started talking. After that we were inseparable, nothing came between us. If he had a girlfriend I was the third wheel, If I had a girlfriend he was the third wheel. If we both had girlfriends we always double dated. When I had an accident and needed surgery he was in charge of pulling the plug, if things got to that point. I didn't want my parents to have to make that kind of decision. I got married first he was my best man, he baptized both my kids and my oldest son is named after him. When he got married, I was his best man, I baptized his son that is also named after me. If anything happens to my wife and I he gets my kids, and vice versa. When I had legal troubles he was the first one there to bail me out, he never asked why he just wanted to know what else he could do to help. When he was out of a job I hired him into a highly technical job that he couldn't possibly do only because it was the only opening I had. He did what he could during the day and I trained him every night for almost a year on how to do the job. A few years later when I was asked to lay him off I quit my job first. Since he was the only other person who could do what needed to be done, that forced the company to keep him on. Years later when he got sick, he needed a kidney, I was not a match but I arranged to donate a kidney to someone else and then they're relative donated a kidney to my best friend. We vacation together every year as one huge family and have gone all over the world. When I was out of work for almost two years and couldn't find work during the tech bust, he supported my family and made our house payments. We buy each other Christmas gifts that our wives would not let us buy for ourselves. We have been through a lot in the last 30 years. I could go on with stories about how we got lost in the jungle in South America for a few days hiking to Machu Pichu, or how we crashed going 150 MPH in the Nevada Silver State Road Race or even living in various cities in Europe after college for a year because we both wanted to date European girls, go to concerts in Germany and go clubbing in Prague. There's also a few other things that we did throughout the years that were not exactly legal but would not trade the experiences for the world. I could not imagine not having him in my life as my best friend, and if in the end, he is my only true friend, I could not have made a better choice. I have always told my family friends that my heart belongs to my wife and kids unless my best friend needs it first.

    • Pinky Gupta
      1mo ago

      I really like your friendship story.



      I really like your friendship story.




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