We all like to claim to be friends with others, but are we really true friends or are you just friendly with other people? Only you can know for sure, but you’ll have to own up to some of these true tests of friendship.
You’d Never Pick a Boy over a Friend
If your friend is as special as you say she is, you’d never ditch her for a guy. No matter how boy crazy you are, you know that to walk away from your friend and possibly damaging your true bestie status over a crush or even over what you’re sure is true love is foolish. That’s not to say that your best friend doesn’t go with you to stalk, er… research, a boy you like, but then it’s all in good fun being together while you learn about each other’s crush.
You Know Your Friend’s Secrets…and She Knows Yours!
When you’re a close friend to someone, you share your secrets. Your friend knows this and she’s shared her secrets with you knowing that you care enough about her to not go blabbing all of her business to everyone else you know. You’re not in this friendship to gather secrets and you’re not in it to boost your confidence by knowing something nobody else does. Telling secrets is a byproduct of a good friendship. You’ve been around each other so long you both just know these things. Most often you have the same secrets anyhow thanks to the crazy things you do together.
You Have No Problem Bailing Her Out of Jail
Let’s all hope that your best friend didn’t wind up in jail. But how far are you willing to go to support her? If she gets detention for something hopeless or unfairly, are you willing to stay? Even if you can’t stay with her, are you going to be the first thing she sees when she walks out the door? The true friend knows the story and is there to support without any judgment. You might be the shoulder to cry on, but most likely you’re the shoulder to help support her in any time of need.
You’d Spend Your Last Dime Helping Her and Know It Was a Good Investment
People are very particular about how they spend their money and they like to think it’s a fair investment or cause when they shell out a dime. If your best friend was desperate for some cash – perhaps she forgot her lunch money or she can’t go to the beach house with everyone because her family can’t afford it, you have no problem stepping in and being her savior – quietly of course since you don’t want to embarrass her.
You might not shell out one hundred bucks for just anyone to join you at the beach after the dance, but your best friend absolutely has to be there, and you know that it’s important for both of you to pass that money along. Your friend, of course, won’t be looking for a handout because she knows that wouldn’t be a sign of good friendship, but you also know that should the situation be reversed, she’d be pulling out her wallet to help you in exactly the same way.