It's always better to have a best friend than a partner. Well, ideally, you want to have a best friend and a boyfriend or girlfriend, but when romantic relationships fail, your best friend will always be there. I confess, I'm one of those self-satisfied, smug butt holes who really did marry her best friend, so I'm the luckiest girl alive, and I'm sure that that's true for lots of people. However, you still need a best friend outside of your partner. Why? Well ...
You always need to have someone to listen when you need to vent, especially when you're venting about your partner because even if you love your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse, you know they get on your last damn nerve sometimes.
But if your partner does try this sorry ish, your bestie will be behind your revenge plan.
Sometimes it's awkward to talk to your boyfriend or girlfriend about your fantasies, whether you're talking about your sexual fantasies or your dreams and goals.
Also awkward – you don't want to make your partner jealous or anything, but come on, you need to talk about the hottie barista at Starbucks.
There are some things your partner just can't understand, such as your obsession with Dr. Who.
That seems superficial, but it's really not – it's really kind of awesome, honestly.
And she won't play come here, go away games with you, which is always a plus.
She'll eat it with you and she won't judge you if you go back for seconds.
You don't have to feel bad about burping or farting, either, because your bestie won't think you're gross.
You know, the ones that you're just not prepared to tell your partner until you've been together for like fifty years.
Whatever, it's just to make them sound better, it's not like you go around pretending to be a Duchess or anything.
She doesn't judge you for them and, more importantly, she doesn't take them personally, even when you're all full of vitriol and angst.
You don't even have to try to explain them.
No one else understands your unwavering fear of the cotton in pill bottles, but your bestie does.
You don't even have to leave broad hints, your bestie just knows.
Not the crap movies you watch, the cheesy music you listen to, or the awful books you read – your best friend judges nothing.
Because that's what friends are for.
Do you have a best friend who's worth ten boyfriends or girlfriends? Let her/him know!
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