Ten Reasons Why Cousins Make The Greatest Best Friends
Almost everybody has some kind of cousin in their life, whether they’re a first cousin or a slightly more distant relation. We all know how it feels to have family around the same age as us who we’ve grown up alongside and share a bond with unlike anyone else. Here are ten reasons why cousins make great best friends.
- They make family holidays and gatherings bearable: let’s be honest, without our cousins, family meetings would be torture. Between drunk relatives, annoying personalities, and the same old arguments, we need our cousins there to keep us sane and grounded. We need the people there who we can get away from the chaos and laugh about all of it with.
- You’re not just bound by friendship, you’re related by blood: you may be great friends with your cousins, but you’ll always be more than that. You’re family, and family sticks together. It doesn’t matter what happens, because you know that you’ll always be there for each other in the end.
- They know your family as well as you do: you don’t have to worry about your dad being embarrassing or your grandma having one too many glasses of wine when you’re with your cousins. They know your family just as well as you do, so nothing phases them.
- You experience family losses alongside them: there’s no worse experience in life than the people you love passing away. When you lose family, your cousins are right there with you, feeling that same pain and heartbreak and helping you through it just like you’re helping them.
- You don’t have to pretend to be someone you aren’t around them: you can be totally at ease around your family; there’s nothing to hide. You can be as weird and as annoying as you want around your cousins, and they’ll return the favor by being themselves too.
- No matter what happens, you’ll always be family: everybody has fights and disagreements from time to time, and friends are no exception to this. With cousins, though you’re more than just friends. You’re family. That means you stick together, no matter what. An argument last week is forgotten this week, and you’re back to being best friends again. There’s no hard feelings, because deep down you both know it’s all love.
- They were your first best friends: your cousins were the friends you had before you even knew what friends were. They were there in the beginning, and they’ll be there in the end.
- Sleepovers: there was nothing more awesome as a kid than spending whole days hanging out with your cousins, then asking your parents if they could sleepover. You could stay up late talking and laughing and having fun, and then wake up and have breakfast together.
- You’re more than friends, but less than siblings: your cousins are closer to you than friends, but they’re not as intimately involved in the details of your life as your siblings. They represent that perfect middle ground where they know you very well and get along with you brilliantly, but you don’t have to see them every day.
- You can share family gossip with each other: there’s no one you can gossip with quite like your cousins. All of the family drama, the ins and outs of the relationships of aunts and uncles… being part of a group of cousins is almost like being part of a secret club that no one else has access to.
We love them, we hate them, then we love them again. Cousins are the greatest, there’s no doubt about it. You know they’ll always come to events just to have fun and eat some food, because that’s what cousins do. That’s why they make the greatest best friends!