If you're lucky enough to be #blessed with a forever friend in your life, you know it's not very hard to prove he or she is the real MVP.
Forever friends are rare gems. They come few and far between as the years pass. They're priceless.
You have to weed out the toxic people in your life and truly cherish the ones who are meant to be there. As you go through different stages, you know one thing will never change: Those gems will always be on your team with you.
This popular study says it all: If a friendship lasts longer than seven years, psychologists say it will last a lifetime.
When you think about it, that makes total sense: If you spent your four years of college with someone, along with three years out in the real world, you're probably not giving up on each other any time soon.
Throughout those seven years, you've made both incredible memories and silly mistakes together. You've most likely traveled and lived it up like complete bosses.
You've brunched it like queens and eaten your daily calorie intake in drunchy, cheesey bread far too many times for you to even recollect. It was #WorthIt.
You've laughed and you've happy cried. All these unique things define why your seven-year forever friend's a keeper.
Based off my personal experience, here are 15 signs you've found your forever friend until the end (whether that person is male or female).
1. You go together like PB&J.
Like one of the best sandwich combos in the world, you and your forever friend are meant to be together.
It's pure destiny. Even if you're complete opposites, you fit together and complement each other to make a prime friendship.
2. She's loyal AF.
She won't casually drop you like a hot potato to make plans with other friends or find another forever friend as your replacement any time soon (aka forever).
3. She's there with wine and ice cream, ready when you go through a breakup.
When you're upset or having the most horrible day of your life, your forever friend will always come to the rescue... with sugar-coma-inducing food to chow down on, alcohol in hand.
4. She's seen you at your worst.
YEP... bawling with clumped mascara running down your cheeks and all.
5. She's seen you at your best, front and center.
Whether it's a job promotion or engagement, you can always count on your forever friend to be your number one cheerleader and make a ginormous fuss.
6. Your family is her second family.
She knows what time pasta Sunday is each week, and is the additional sibling on your family vacations.
You're always at her house, casually chilling with her family too.
7. You know she'll be your maid of honor one day.
And you know she'll do an epic job throwing your lit bachelorette party, because she knows you to a T.
8. There's no judgement with her.
You can confide in her about anything, and you know you won't be judged for it. You're like an open book, and she is, too.
9. She knows how to make you smile and laugh.
An outsider may possibly feel super awkward hearing all your inside jokes, but #YOLO.
10. You can safely gossip with her.
She won't repeat anything.
You can count on the secrets you share with your forever friend to stay with her 'til the grave.
11. She knows your habits.
The good, the bad and the ugly: Your forever friend knows them ALL.
12. You can always count on her for her honest opinion and advice.
She'll always be honest with you, even when you don't want to hear it (but know it's true).
If she doesn't like the new guy you're seeing, consider him smoked.
13. You have your go-to, fave brunch spots.
It's a rule weekends were made for brunching, and you and your bestie would have it no other way.
You have your OG brunch places you hit up each week, and a bucket list of trendy places you're dying to try. Cheers to bottomless mimosas!
14. She's loyal AF.
She'll never talk behind your back. The bestie has some serious balls, and she knows how to use them.
If someone's talking shit, don't even think about messing with her because she will defend you until the end.
15. She makes you the best version of yourself.
You and your forever friend thrive off one another and bring so much positivity to the table. Things are only looking up when you're together supporting one another.
I know for a fact that if a week passes by where I don't gossip over a bottle of rosé with my forever friend or tag her in #FoodPorn pics on Instagram, we always naturally pick up where we left off, as if no time has passed.
I know in my heart my forever friend will truly be forever.