In college, we learn to balance school and internships with new friendships and a social life. Making friends in college brings us back to square one; it's totally new territory. We get social butterflies all over again and gravitate toward the people who make our college life that much more vibrant and doable.
It's safe to say some of our acquaintances in college turn into our lifelong BFFs. These people have key qualities you need for your friendship to flourish. But, like every steady soaring friendship, you'll inevitably endure some turbulence along the way. Out of those conflicting times, a stronger bond is born and you know the friendship is going to last. So, whether you've had them already or not, you and your college BFFs are bound to face a few of these fights.
1. A Fight About Not Staying Focused In School
We can lose sight of our goals in college because of the tremendous amount of freedom we're handed. Your college BFF may have made it a point to let you know when you were wandering off track, and you didn't want to hear it. In the end, you knew they were just looking out for your best interests.
2. When You Don't Consider Their Advice
Why do we become so falsely independent in college that we pretend we don't need anyone's advice? Your college BFF will shut that down regardless of your push back. Even if you don't take their advice, they will make you listen to it, because it's coming from a genuinely real place.
3. An Argument Over Determining Who's Driving
OK, I didn't say all of these fights would be major. It's the small tiffs that count as well. Sooner or later, you realize the little debacles aren't worth arguing over.
4. When You're Wasting Your Time On Someone Undeserving
College and dating is an overload of energy. Your college BFF doesn't want you wasting your time on someone who doesn't deserve you. You have enough on your plate in college and only need people who are going to lift you up, not bring you down.
5. When You're Being Too Hard On Yourself
As much as your BFF wants you to succeed, they don't want you pushing yourself too hard to get there. If they have to argue you down, then so be it. Your success is just as important to them as it is to you, and they always have your best interests at hand.
Making a college BFF is one of the best things (aside from the degree) that you will leave school with. It's an everlasting friendship that may have started with the books, but will continue because of so much more.