10 Things Your Friends Do For You That Boyfriends Never Could

10 Things Your Friends Do For You That Boyfriends Never Could ©iStock/svetikd

There are certain situations when we just can’t rely on a man’s help to make us feel better or to remedy things — and that’s exactly what our friends are for. We love our boyfriends and appreciate the things they do for us, but there are times when we just need our girls instead. Here are 10 things our friends do for us that our boyfriends never could:

  1. Know that something’s wrong without asking you. Sometimes, our boyfriends just aren’t the brightest crayon in the box. They can’t quite figure out what’s bothering us and they’re too scared to ask because they don’t want to start a fight. And that’s when we cue our girl friends. Our friends just get us.
  2. Take you out dancing just for fun. Guys don’t really grasp the concept of a “girls’ night out.” We don’t actually want to grind up on other guys. There are times when we just want to dance for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
  3. Veg out and watch rom-coms. It’s not as fun watching rom-coms when our boyfriends don’t find them funny or isn’t even paying attention during the movie. And if they’re not going to at least watch it, we sure as hell won’t share our snacks with them.
  4. Actually listen to you when you complain about your life. You know those days when you just feel like complaining about every single thing in your life? Well, that’s when we pick up the phone, call our friend, and go on an hour-long rant about how horrible our day was. After it’s over, we feel ten times better because we honestly just needed to get it out of our system.
  5. Cope with you during “that time of the month.” Men will never understand the harsh realities of PMS and getting your period. It’s a completely awful time of the month when we feel ugly, want to eat everything, and cry uncontrollably. And our boyfriends certainly don’t know to handle us the way our friends do during that time.
  6. Accompany you during your binge-eating moments (and not judge you for it). In conjunction with PMS, there are moments when we just want to order a large pie of pizza and eat it ourselves. But then we realize we have a friend to be equally disgusting with without fear of judgment from our boyfriends.
  7. Willingly go on shopping sprees with you. Yes, there are those wonderful boyfriends who want to make you happy and will carry your shopping bags for you, but then we get to the question of, “Which dress looks better?” They either can’t answer the question or give us an answer we don’t like.
  8. Spend hours helping you pick out the perfect outfit. And this is what friends are for — to give us their honest opinion of which dress they think looks better on us without us getting offended.
  9. Tell you that you look bad without hurting your feelings. For some reason, hearing our friends say that we look bad is 10 times less awful than hearing our boyfriends tell us that we look bad. It’s probably because our friends aren’t dating us and we aren’t romantically involved with them.
  10. Let you cry hysterically for no reason and not say a word. As women, we can get a bit carried away with our emotions. All we need is a good cry once in a while and then we can move on with our lives. After all, all of that estrogen pumping in our bodies has to creep up every now and then.
Lindsey is a Digital Advertising Professional and Freelance Writer based in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and drinking ridiculous amounts of coffee. Follow her on Twitter @lindseyruns