This is why cousins make the best friends *ever*
Our BFFs are great and all, but having a cousin is having a built-in best friend for life. They were probably your first real friend (besides your sibs if you've got them) and have gone through all of the endless rollercoasters with you. After all, you’re family, and family means ‘nobody gets left behind’—especially the cousins you absolutely *cannot* live with out. Here's why having a cuz is such a great thing.
Family parties are 100x more entertaining.
Whether you’re dance partners at weddings, or sit in the corners of awk family dinners and laugh, you’ll always have a friend to keep you company.
You appreciate your grandparent’s cooking.
Nothing beats a meal at Grandma's!
You can go months without seeing each other, but nothing’s changed.
Even if you live on completely different sides of the world and only see each other once a year, it’s as if no time has passed—when you’re together, you live like there’s no tomorrow.
You always talk about your future together.
No matter how old you are, it’s completely normal to talk about your future. You may discuss your weddings and even plan how your kids are gonna grow up BFFs, just like their moms.
You’ll always defend each other.
If anyone messes with you, you *know* your cuz will be there for you. You're also each other's sidekicks and make perfect plans together.
You share endless childhood memories.
You’ve spent tons of vacations, family gatherings and holidays together. Plus, you two are the only ones who understand just how crazy Uncle Pat can be.
You’re pretty much siblings.
You act more like siblings than cousins, and more like best friends than siblings. Not to mention, your lives are so full of inside jokes that you basically have your very own language.
You’ve been through all the same family highs and lows.
Baby cousins, divorces, weddings, losing a family member—you've been through it all together. Whether it's something to grieve or cheer about, they get it like no one else can.
You’re more than just friends, you’re blood.
No matter what, they will be in your life forever. And you wouldn't have it any other way.
Do you have a strong relationship with your cousins? What kinds of things have you done together? Let us know in the comments below!
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