20 Things Any Woman Should Be Willing to Do for Her Best Friend

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best friendshipRecently, I wrote about Move-a-Body-Friends. You know, those people you would do anything for, like, say, move a body?

Since that’s a metaphor (sorta), I thought I’d make a list of things I would actually do (and in most cases already have) for my nearest and dearest. I think most women I know would, and that’s why the fairer sex is kinda awesome!

  1. Be the designated driver on a girls' night out because I know you need a glass of wine (or shot of vodka) more than I do, and trust me, I need one.
  2. Say, “That skirt/dress/jumpsuit makes your butt look fat,” when that skirt/dress/jumpsuit actually makes your butt look fat.
  3. Explain that jumpsuits only look good on Rihanna and Rachel Zoe -- and encourage you to stop wearing them.
  4. Pretend I need you to fix my bra strap to save you from a tedious conversation with a boring mom at the playground or that annoying guy at Starbucks.
  5. Despise someone I barely know because of something they’ve done to you, and then treat them kindly if you decide to forgive them.
  6. Hold your hair if you’re throwing up in a club, which probably wouldn’t happen because we’re so not that cool anymore.
  7. Call your mother/father/siblings/other friends to have an intervention if you get hooked on meth, crack, or One Direction.
  8. Watch your kids when you need to go to the doctor, have a night out, do errands, or simply take a long shower.
  9. Alert you when you need said shower.
  10. Bring you tampons, diapers, or my prescription for cramps at 1 in the morning, or at the very least hang a bag with those items on my door.
  11. Rehash the time you or I got dumped/embarrassed/balled-out/hurt ... because there’s a really funny private joke in there that always makes us laugh.
  12. Never mention the time you or I got dumped/embarrassed/balled-out/hurt ... because we both know how painful that was, and besides, no good jokes came out of it.
  13. Pluck your eyebrows, bleach your mustache, and shave your legs if you had surgery.
  14. Apply ointments to areas that are unappealing and unfortunately unreachable by you.
  15. Be at your house in seconds flat at 4 a.m. and allow your dog to maul me so that you can take a trip to the emergency room.
  16. Eat your cooking and love it, no matter how it tastes, because I know cooking is a bitch. Unlike “fat butt” disclosure, no one should critique anyone who takes the time to do it, no one!
  17. Jump in a pool wearing a silk dress on your birthday because you did. Whether you were reclaiming your youth or just super drunk -- I wouldn’t let you float around alone.
  18. Go with you to meet a doctor about Botox, fillers, lasers, boob lifts, tummy tucks, etc. and tell you, even though you don’t need it, that I’d never judge. (What? I’ll want you to come with me.)
  19. Say, “I love you” with the same sincerity with which I say it to my husband, maybe more.
  20. And yes, move a body for you ... no questions few questions asked.

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Feel free to send this to your “Besties” as an “I Love You,” but be warned, you may be held accountable for doing any or all of the above.

What would you do for your besties?


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Bloom... Bloomie79

All these things and more. Love.

Tracys2 Tracys2

I've never had a female best friend I was that close to, but I totally would if I could. Who wouldn't? That sounds awesome. I do get to watch friends' kids tomorrow so they can work :-)

tuffy... tuffymama

Cute! Totally reminds me of my twenties. Especially the moving the body part. LOL! JK.

Alicia Anne Yadock

I love my best friend Alexsis, above any friend I have ever had. I would do anything for her

insei... inseineangel

I like this list. My best friend is a guy, so a couple wouldn't literally apply, but I'm sure we could find some equivalent. 


Kudos on this list.

LostS... LostSoul88

Sounds me and my bestie lol! We are planning on getting matching tattoos. We have known each otehr sicne we were 3 and we are 25 now. 

teddy... teddysmama09

Love this list! Two things I would add: 1. clear out a mens bathroom for you at your wedding (because you would have to pass your groom in order to go to the womens bathroom) and then hold your dress while you pee. And 2. Take prenatal classes with you and then be your personal assistant, body guard, doula and maid during labour (all 39 hours of it!)

April... AprilJune

My best friend came over at 11:00 with her husband because there was a mouse in my living room (I know....I'm such a cliche). My cat and I were standing on furniture while they hunted it down. Love that girl!

Coles... Coles_mom

This article makes me sad. I've never had a close female friend. I love to....just never met the right person.

nonmember avatar Zuri

LOL. Most of these don't apply to me and my friends, but I DID try #7 for one of them. (Of course, she was hooked on One Direction). I called on another friend of ours to help the poor girl out.. she said she's been in the group longer than me and had tried already. To this day, the first friend is still struggling with a bad case of 1D addiction.

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