05/22/2014 09:26 am ET | Updated Jul 22, 2014

32 Things That Only Your Best Friends Understand

  1. Why it's totally necessary to scream when "your song" comes on at a party.

  • The fact that life can and does pull you a million miles away from each other, but your friendship doesn't wither. Distance only makes the time you do have together more special.
  • The nicknames you use for people.
  • The things that you each like most about yourselves.
  • Your deepest insecurities.
  • Why you all have to awkwardly hide from certain people you see in public.
  • The perfect time to make Easy Mac.
  • The fact that it's always the perfect time to make Easy Mac.
  • When to let you get all wrapped up in your boyfriend and when to be with you 24/7 when it doesn't work out.
  • Your sense of humor.
  • The fact that you'll never actually pay each other back for anything, but it all equals out in the end.
  • How to reason with you when you are inconsolably upset.
  • How essential it is to watch your TV shows together.
  • The severity of the crime that is watching a new episode without your friends present. You watched American Horror Story without me?! Dead. To. Me.
  • What snacks to buy when you need to cope.
  • What alcohol to buy when you need to cope.
  • The in's and out's of your love life. They know every detail, even the parts they wish they didn't.
  • The importance of your little preferences. They would never get mayo on your sub at Subway.
  • The amount of time it's really going to take you to get ready when you say 20 minutes.
  • The loves you never really got over.
  • The right moments to tell you when you're being an idiot.
  • The right moments to tell you that everyone else is being an idiot.
  • The fact that you're always going to defend each other regardless.
  • How somewhat tragic your taste in guys can be.
  • Your weird obsessions, like with Jesse McCartney or the red Skittles.
  • How completely normal it is to scream at each other one second and then be laughing the next.
  • The fact that when someone says "don't tell anyone" that excludes your best friends, of course.
  • The way you and your mom argue, because you each have no shame doing so with your best friends in the room.
  • How great of a shower singer you truly are.
  • The Taylor Swift songs to play for the state of your current love life. They wouldn't dare play "Love Story" after a break up. It's an instant "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "22" jam session.
  • The same stories you are always going to tell over and over and expect them to laugh at every time. They know the stories, they still laugh.
  • The reasons why you love them. Because even in the mass chaos of being a young adult, your best friends know you're always going to be there for each other. They're always going to be your soul mates.