Loss is a soul-shaking sensation. And coping is its unpredictable cousin. The two often travel inseparably, one looming in the shadow of the other – an all-consuming barrier on your path – making it near impossible to predict how they’ll manifest themselves within you when they strike, or which direction they’ll shoot you off in as a result.
My best friend and I both recently had our hearts broken. I’m talking one of those unexpected, completely one-sided, open mouth crying, searching for answers and getting none kind of breakups – x2.
They’re the sisters we never asked for, the mums we didn’t know existed and the stand-in boyfriends we sometimes need to cuddle up to; our best friends are completely invaluable. But what’s the difference between a good friendship and a life-long one? Here are 20 things that prove your best friend is for life.
We’ve all been through the embarrassing teenage stage where parents seem to be the most uncool specimens on earth. From pulling out your chubby baby pics, to liking everything on Facebook, we can all relate. But what happens when that stage has been and gone? What happens when you realise that ‘friends’ suck, and your closest companions have been there all along?