Republished from 6/16/15
How many times have we heard the Sex and the City quote: “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”
It really couldn’t be more true. I spent a large part of my young life in a relationship that I used to replace friendships. My high school friends weren’t all that great and when a boy who cared about me came along, I used it as an excuse to get out of friendships that weren’t going anywhere anyway.
It all changed when I went to college and when I became single.
Never in a million years did I think that I would have the friends I have now. They are beautiful people who are always right behind me, ready to push me up when I’m about to fall. Friends are your true soulmates because in a relationship or not, they will always be there.
I’ve found myself, as a single gal, doing things with my friends that most people do with their significant other. Going out to dinner, to the movies, and on adventures aren’t solely activities that can be done with a boyfriend or girlfriend. In the lull between relationships, friends will be there to watch Netflix with you and binge eat Dominos pizza with you because they want to. When you are in a relationship, friends will still be on the sideline, stepping in every so often.
Your friends hang out with you because they love you and think you’re a good time. They don’t have to pencil you into their schedule. There is no sense of obligation when your friends are your soulmates because you always want to see them.
You don’t need them all the time, but they’re always there when you need them. There is an amount of love that doesn’t need to be spoken, but can be felt every time you’re crying from laughing so hard or laughing after you’re done drunkenly crying too hard. Not every friend deserves the label of “soulmate”, but to those who find their true soulmates – you are one of the luckiest people in the world.