From day one, my twin has always been my go-to for anything. She has always been my best friend. The one I can confide in about life — about boys.
Now, a boy has entered my life and stolen my heart. But that doesn't mean I have replaced my best friend.
I would never ditch one of them for the other. I need both of them in my life. They are both too important to me and I want to share memories with both of them. It's so much easier for us all to be friends.
There is no third-wheeling in this friendship. If anything my boyfriend will third-wheel my sister and I. We were inseparable from birth, a boy won't separate us now. There is never any tensions between us or any awkward moments. We can all laugh and share stories like a group of friends, not like my boyfriend and I then my sister tagged along. It is never like that. We all love each other's company and have so much fun doing anything together. Dinners together are always a joy to see my two favorite people chatting over some delicious sushi.
All of us go to separate colleges 9 hours away from each other. However, we make the most of our long-distance friendship. We do three-way phone calls and just chat on our way to class. We talk to my sister and her friends, maybe a boy. Despite the distance, we all remain close friends no matter what. I love that I am able to share a beautiful friendship between my boyfriend and me, and my sister and me, with them. It makes life so much more fun. We cook in the kitchen together. We go to movies together. I could walk out of the room and know that there won't be any awkward tension between them. I'll most likely walk into the room to them giggling about something.
I am able to have my separate time with each of them when needed. I can divide my time to be with both of them. We all need our alone time, and thankfully they are both so understanding. I can have my time with my sweet boyfriend without feeling guilty that I am not with my sister. I can have a girls night with my sister and not feel guilty that I have abandoned my boyfriend. I can turn to my sister for relationship advice and I can turn to my boyfriend when I need to rant about family. It all works out. The perfect blend.
This friendship makes me so much more grateful for these incredible people in my life. It makes me hopeful for what is to come in the future. I will always have one of them by my side, or better yet — both.