1. Most of your conversations involve the phrase “remember that time when…”

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

And 99% of the time it’s something incredibly embarrassing for the other person.

“Remember that time when you vomited all over yourself at your own party? Yeah, it wasn’t as bad as that.”

2. And if one of you doesn’t remember that time, shit goes down.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

“How do you not remember the time we went to see Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaursjust because it was raining? That was a pivotal moment in our friendship.”

3. You have a full library of embarrassing anecdotes to call on at any moment.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

But there are also some things you know you don’t touch.

4. Including saved Myspace pictures and detailed descriptions of regrettable outfit choices.

Including saved Myspace pictures and detailed descriptions of regrettable outfit choices.

“Remember when you didn’t like skinny jeans and kept wearing those purple bootlegs for wayyyy too long?”

5. You can be brutally honest with each other.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

“Does my hair look OK?”

“No, wash it.”

6. But you also know exactly how to compliment them.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

“I wasn’t sure when you told me about your haircut, but actually it really suits your jawline.”

7. And that’s because you’ve shared nearly every single thought and insecurity you’ve had over the last decade with them.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

8. You are totally comfortable sitting in silence together doing absolutely nothing.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

9. Actually, you are totally comfortable doing pretty much anything together, really.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

10. You might get a teeny-weeny bit jealous when the other one makes a new close friend.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

But really you know no one is going to be better friends than you two. Besides, you trust their judgment, so this new friend is probably great.

11. They practically blend into your family.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

And your mum always asks how they are.

12. They can make you proper belly-laugh like no one else.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

Even if no one else really gets your jokes.

13. It’s an unspoken rule that you hate all the same people.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

14. If someone bitches about your BFF in front of you all hell will break loose. 

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

15. When someone asks you keep a secret, you assume telling your BFF doesn’t count.

21 Things You Know Only If You've Been Best Friends For 10 Years

16. You can always tell when they’re lying.

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