1 / 12
I promise to always—always—tell you when you are about to have a fashion disaster, or at the very least, when you look chunky in those pants.
A Show of Support
2 / 12
I promise never to forget that sometimes a problem can only be solved by an emergency middle-of-the-night phone call or cocktail, as long as you’re cool with me showing up to the bar in sweatpants and Crocs.
Accepting the Lover
3 / 12
I promise to tell you what I _really_ think about your boyfriend. But no matter what, I won’t judge you for not breaking up with him.
Tell It Like It Is
4 / 12
I will call you out on your crap, even if it means getting in a fight. If you’re being irrational or immature or living in complete denial, I’ll be the first one to initiate a come-to-Jesus talk. _With one exception..._
5 / 12
I will always listen and commiserate when you get a truly hideous haircut, even if you’re sort of overacting, considering that it’s just hair and it’ll grow back eventually.
Embrace the Weirdness
6 / 12
A best friend doesn’t worry about whether you look cool or you look like weirdos, as long as you’re having fun. I promise to look like an idiot with you.
7 / 12
Some embarrassing moments can eventually be talked about and laughed at, and some should stay locked away forever and never discussed again. I promise to know which is which without you having to tell me.
Love the Tykes
8 / 12
I promise to joke with you about how all your mom friends are so deluded into thinking their kids are so great, but I’ll totally agree that your baby _really_ is the cutest, smartest one that’s ever lived.
9 / 12
I will always squash untrue gossip about you when I hear it. Unless it’s gossip that makes you sound fiercer, in which case I’ll tell five new people.
10 / 12
I promise to indulge in girly things like face masks, Bikram yoga, or bikini waxes with you, no matter how painful, smelly, sweaty, or silly you look. And I will most definitely not take pictures of you and post them to Facebook—at least, not anymore.
Save the Embarrassment
11 / 12
I will never make you do anything embarrassing for the sake of my wedding. Including—if necessary—being in it at all.
Build Up Your Dreams
12 / 12
I promise to always encourage you in your new hobby, healthy diet, workout routine, or meditation regimen—even though we both know that it’s only going to last a few weeks.