1.You don’t have to ask permission to make a new friend

 

2.You’ll never have to make a speech at their wedding.

 

3.You’re free to ‘do you’ whenever and however you want.

 

4.Everything doesn’t have to be “our” thing.

 

5.You retain the ability to make small talk.

 

6.Your secrets are actually safe.

 

7.When life makes you a sh*t sandwich, you know how to deal.

 

8.You can be opinionated and not feel bad about it.

 

9.You can also change those opinions. Often, if you want.

 

10.You’ll never get caught up in their bad choices.

 

11.You become fiercely independent.