I think perhaps "best friend" is an unfortunate choice of words -- it implies comparing your friends and making a judgement about who is "best".
Given how many here consider a family member to be their best friend, I'd say you're correct.Friends come and go. I think family wins hands down.
Yes. Like when you came over to help me with the divorce and moving home. I never knew I needed the help, yet it was the best thing that happened to me last year. I will never forget...
mine as well, she battled cancer for 16 years before she made her final exit and joined the choir invisible.it will be 9 years this Christmas which ironically was her birthday as well. I think she was the only person that ever understood and truly accepted me but now to answer your question, I have 4 best friends that I have had ranging from 10-50 years. we INTJ's only have either acquaintances or best friends and being a INTJ I even analyzed what we had in common that made our friendship so endearing ....results- we were raised in dysfunctional [you can't spell dysfunctional without fun, oh the irony] households by one parent, we are close in height and weight and we have been there through good times as well as bad only to embrace each other and never judge. I have never argued with them [ha go figure] they are more like brothers then friendsMy mother was my best friend. She is no more. She died about 8 years ago. I lost the best companion I ever had. Who is your best friend?