The BFF Stage may seem a little weird to those who don’t understand it. You no longer are constantly with each other. You don’t say cute things like, "Guys we're seriously the greatest roommate pair ever.” Stuff like that is no longer required. You've finally reached the point where your friendship is solid enough that you don't need to constantly validate it. You already know how much you mean to each other.
Instead, you make fun of each other. You joke about the weird faces your roomie makes on Snapchat. You sometimes go a whole day without seeing one another. You roll your eyes at your roomie's bad jokes and tell them off for not cleaning the room. To those around you, it may seem like your friendship is slipping.
However, it’s actually the total opposite.
For the first time in your roomie-ship, you’re learning how to be two unique individuals who are also best friends. You find different interests and you learn to be independent. You know that you can survive without the other person (even though you would never want to).
The BFF Stage is my favorite stage, because it’s the most authentic stage you’ll ever reach. There is total comfort between the two of you. You personally know each other’s family and you know all the weird things each other used to do as a child.
While it’s different from the Honeymooon Phase, it’s a much healthier point to reach. I’m so grateful for my roommate and for all the moments we shared. Hopefully you and your roommate can make it through all the roomie stages and stay best friends forever. I know that’s my prayer. Thanks, Grace Mary Bolt, for being the best roommate in the world.