#girlfriendisthenewhusband

#GIRLFRIENDISTHENEWHUSBAND

More than just a hashtag to describe and catalogue adventures with my bestie, Samantha, it’s a lifestyle. It's a what AND a who. 

A way to describe the intimacy of a type of best friendship, which I’ve found, certainly isn’t summed up during an introduction by saying, “she’s one of my friends”. Sometimes I wonder if our actual significant others are jealous of our relationship….true life. Because we like, love each other (and we talk on the phone a lot).

Beyond a bestie, #girlfriendisthenewhusband is someone who you talk to on the daily, share every detail of your life (and closet) with, adventure with, cry with, laugh with, brunch & drink (too much) with, imagine future life with (like, what will it be like when you have a baby?) – sounds like a significant other, no?

Well, they are – the life partner-in-crime kind – without actually being your husband/wife.

We recently had a night out in which we EACH drank (almost) a bottle of wine over the course of our dinner. We ordered – and split because that’s what besties do – a cheese platter, salad, pizza and an amazing affagato. Did I mention we EACH (almost) drank a bottle of wine? We had to. She drinks red and I drink white. We laughed, we cried and we wahhh’d over how full we were. Then, we went home and tried to draw bigger lips on ourselves with my MAC Russian red lip liner and lipstick to see if we should actually pursue the lip injections we discussed during the course of our drunk dinner. HIL-AR-IOUS.

The next morning we woke up and brunched (sharing too many menu items once again) like a true hungover couple does.

We plan vacations together, consult on major life choices together and even put each other down as emergency contacts (Ryan rarely answers his phone in a timely fashion and my family used to live on the west coast). We encourage each other, support each other, inspire each other and overall, we just get each other (no judgement - ever). 

We have people wondering #whereintheworldaresamandlindsey. We already have our 2014 Halloween costume planned (trust, you’ll be jealous). We are true ride or die. She’s the Thelma to my Louise and this week’s official #WCW. 

You can search #girlfriendisthenewhusband on instagram or scroll below to enjoy a glimpse of our bestie adventures together...

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