Priscilla Du Preez

True, authentic, unadulterated friendships get harder to come by as the years go by. So through all the friends who come and go, you start to appreciate the ones who stuck by your side through thick and thin.

Whether you and your girls have been together since day one or just recently hit it off, here are five signs that show you’ve got yourself a solid gang:

They’re loyal
This is probably the ultimate test of finding a true friend group because a good group of friends will always have your back. If someone has a problem with you, then naturally, it means they have a problem with the entire group. A good group of friends will stick up for you even when you’re wrong (and then lovingly reprimand you later).

They tell you the truth even when it’s hard
You know you’ve got yourself a true friend when they can subtly let you know there’s spinach in your teeth or that your attitude stinks. You don’t need people who puff up your ego — instead, find people who can tell you the truth even when it’s hard.

You can do anything with them
From binge-watching TV shows to working out, you’ve found your ride-or-dies if you can do anything and everything with them. It doesn’t have to be over-the-top, extravagant things either. The best kind of friends are the ones you can sit around with in sweatpants, messy buns, and yesterday’s makeup.

They love you at your worst and vice versa
A true friend has seen you at your worst and is still there at the end of the day. From the things you’re great at to the things you absolutely suck at, they accept you for who you are (all flaws included).

You don’t always have to agree
No matter how great a friendship is, disagreements are inevitable. But when you and your friends can agree to respectfully disagree, that’s when you’ve got yourself some keepers. You don’t always have to see eye to eye, but the joy of having true friends is appreciating the differences.

xx, The FabFitFun Team