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They say your friends are the family you choose. Some people, if they had the choice, would choose their biological family (I don’t get it, personally) so that statement doesn’t resonate with them. Now for the rest of us who certainly love our families but wouldn’t necessarily choose to live up the street from them or bring them on vacation with us, we understand that it’s important to have another close-knit community outside your bloodline. Everybody craves that group of people who will be there for you no matter what—that group who will rally together to pick you up when you’re down and make sure you never feel alone during hard times. Your blood family is that group, but they can also come with their, um, particular personalities that you don’t always want around. Your friend-family is the perfect combination of characters you absolutely adore, and loyalty. Here are signs your friends really are your family.

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You call each other out and it gets really real

You’ve told each other when you were running from your dreams, when you were repeating unhealthy relationship patterns, and when you were being narrow-minded and selfish. You love each other so much that you’re willing to correct one another, even in matters that are pretty heavy.

 

 

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