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15 Times Your Best Friend Loved You When You Forgot How To Love Yourself

“You can't love anyone else until you love yourself first.”

That's what everybody says, right? Right. It makes sense. When you don't love yourself, you spend so much time trying to find validation in other ways that it makes you a weak, insecure person who's incapable of giving the people who love you the sort of love they deserve.

We've all been there. You date a guy who treats you like horse sh*t, and you hate him with every fiber of your being until you realize, Wait a minute! He just didn't love himself! In fact, he hated himself so much that he brought me down with him in all that self-loathing.

Or maybe you were a teenager in high school, and your body was changing in weird ways, and you wanted to fit in and be liked so badly that you had NO CHOICE but to be a giant b*tch to your mom.

Simply put, we all have those moments — you lose your job, your heart gets broken, you have a mean new boss, you tell a white lie and it backfires. Life is full of situations that make us forget to appreciate ourselves.

In short: The going gets tough, and you turn into an assh*le — a selfish assh*le who is not the most fun person to love. You get so focused on hating yourself and whatever horrible thing just happened to you that you forget to appreciate the awesome person you still are deep down inside.

Nevertheless, there's one person who loves you anyway: your best friend.

Through all of the tough blows, your best friend is that special person in your life who sees your potential even when you've completely lost sight of it. She stuck with you through every boy who shattered your confidence and every time you went for that unattainable goal and missed the mark.

Here are all the times she loved you when you forgot how to love yourself.

1. When you lost the job…

…And she helped you realize what you were passionate about in the first place.

2. When you didn't get the guy…

…And she reminded you that he was a dipsh*t loser with a mild foot fetish anyway.

3. When you had one too many drinks and felt like an absolute idiot…

…And she reminded you of the 84 people who were more embarrassing than you last night.

4. When you traded in what you loved for what was cool…

…And she reminded you of who you are without judging you for who you've become.

5. When you applied to the school of your dreams and they didn't accept you…

…And she just didn't make a big deal about it.

6. When you stopped treating your body with the respect it deserved…

…And she bought you a pint of ice cream and reminded you that you're still the hottest girl she knows.

7. When you had to get adult braces…

…And she was still in every picture with you.

8. When you didn't get in with the cool group…

…And she reminded you that you were f*cking cooler than all of those losers combined.

9. When you were on your period…

…And she came over with a sh*t ton of chocolate and a bottle of wine and just listened to you go on an epic rant against the human race.

10.When you made a mistake and the guilt was destroying you…

…And she reminded you that you're a HUMAN. And humans sometimes make mistakes.

11. When you were still living at home years after graduation…

…And she reminded you about all of the money you saved on rent and all of the stress you saved from not living with awful roommates.

12. When you went back to the guy you knew you were better than…

…And she let you complain about it for as long as you needed while still maintaining that she thought he was an absolute waste of human skin.

13. When you let someone else define who you are…

…And she gave you time to figure it out again on your own.

14. When you let your b*tchy boss make you feel small…

…And she reminded you of what a boss b*tch you actually are.

15. When you felt really, truly alone…

…And suddenly you remembered that's impossible when you have a best friend like her by your side.

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Candice Jalili


Candice is a staff writer here at Elite Daily. She possesses both the body and the humor of a 15-year-old boy while she enjoys the lifestyle of a 75-year-old woman.
Candice is a staff writer here at Elite Daily. She possesses both the body and the humor of a 15-year-old boy while she enjoys the lifestyle of a 75-year-old woman.

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