It’s perfectly normal to grow apart from your childhood friends as you reach adulthood. Everyone has their own interests and priorities, which can leave little time for old friends. However, even if you don’t see each other every day or hang out like you did as kids, it doesn’t mean that these friendships are any less special. These lifelong friends will always be with you because they’re your best friends forever. They are the people who know you inside and out and love you for who you are (even when you make them cringe). These types of friendships can withstand the test of time because they’re based on trust, loyalty and mutual respect. If your friend understands who you are as a person, what you like as an individual and what makes you tick, then they’re probably your BFF forever. Here are 4 reasons why Childhood friends remain your best friends forever:
You understand each other’s sense of humour
Humour is a big part of any friendship, but it’s even more important with lifelong friends. When you’ve known each other since you were kids, your humour has been shaped by each other’s presence. You’ve borrowed, stolen and even created your own jokes during this time and now you get each other’s sense of humour like no one else ever could. You’ve seen each other grow up, change and mature into different people. However, that doesn’t mean that your sense of humour has to change. It’s one of the few things that will remain consistent throughout the years because it’s something that you’ve learned from each other.
You’ve seen each other at your worst and your best
Lifelong friends have seen each other at their absolute worst and their very best. In fact, they’ve probably been there for both. There are no skeletons left in the closet because you’ve already told each other everything. Nothing is left unsaid between you two — you’ve shared it all. This means that you’ve accepted each other at their worst and their best. Friendships are all about acceptance, and if you accept each other at your worst, you’re definitely going to love each other at your best. You’re there for each other through thick and thin. You’ve helped each other through love and loss. You’ve experienced the joy and sadness of each other’s lives. You’ve been there for each other at every single stage of life. There’s nothing you haven’t seen or heard each other do.
There’s no judgement when you mess up
One of the biggest things that you’ve probably discovered about lifelong friendships is that there’s no judgement. If you tell your lifelong friends about things happening in your life, they’re not going to judge you for it. They’re not going to shame you for it and they’re not going to tell anyone else about it. There have probably been times when you’ve made mistakes in your life. Your lifelong friends have been there to put their arms around you and help you pick up the pieces. They’re not going to point and laugh at you for it. They’re not going to judge you for it. They’re going to help you realize that it’s a part of life and that you’re going to be OK.
They helped you discover who you really are
If your lifelong friends helped you discover your passions, interests, and career paths, they also helped you discover who you really are. They supported you through your darkest times and your happiest moments of life. You’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. You’ve been there for each other at every single stage of life. They’ve listened to your dreams, your aspirations and your goals. They’ve watched you grow up and discover what you want to be when you grow up. They’ve helped you discover your passions and your interests. They’ve helped you find your place in the world.
Friendships are some of the most important relationships in your life. They can last a lifetime. Put in the effort to stay in touch with your childhood friends, and you’ll be rewarded with lifelong friendships that will enrich your life.