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.
  2. 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.
  3. The nicknames you use for people.
  4. The things that you each like most about yourselves.
  5. Your deepest insecurities.
  6. Why you all have to awkwardly hide from certain people you see in public.
  7. The perfect time to make Easy Mac.
  8. The fact that it's always the perfect time to make Easy Mac.
  9. 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.
  10. Your sense of humor.
  11. The fact that you'll never actually pay each other back for anything, but it all equals out in the end.
  12. How to reason with you when you are inconsolably upset.
  13. How essential it is to watch your TV shows together.
  14. 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.
  15. What snacks to buy when you need to cope.
  16. What alcohol to buy when you need to cope.
  17. The in's and out's of your love life. They know every detail, even the parts they wish they didn't.
  18. The importance of your little preferences. They would never get mayo on your sub at Subway.
  19. The amount of time it's really going to take you to get ready when you say 20 minutes.
  20. The loves you never really got over.
  21. The right moments to tell you when you're being an idiot.
  22. The right moments to tell you that everyone else is being an idiot.
  23. The fact that you're always going to defend each other regardless.
  24. How somewhat tragic your taste in guys can be.
  25. Your weird obsessions, like with Jesse McCartney or the red Skittles.
  26. How completely normal it is to scream at each other one second and then be laughing the next.
  27. The fact that when someone says "don't tell anyone" that excludes your best friends, of course.
  28. The way you and your mom argue, because you each have no shame doing so with your best friends in the room.
  29. How great of a shower singer you truly are.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.