Would I even be your ride or die if I only told you what you wanted to hear? If I let you make all these stupid decisions (sorry not sorry) without telling you it's going to blow up in your face, would that even be a friendship?
No, I don't think so either.
All I want to do is protect you and I know that sometimes I can come off as a lot more tough than love, but it's only because I want the absolute best for you.
I want you to be the happiest you can be and have the life I know you deserve, not to get your dreams crushed or your heart broken by some stupid boy.
So if I even catch an inkling of him taking advantage of your love, of your kindness, of your incredibly big heart... you know I'm going to call him out on it.
And if I see you get caught up with some bad influences you call a 'friend' I'm going to warn you she's bad news. But just know, my warning isn't me telling you you're not allowed to see him or you're not allowed to be friends with her.
Because that's also not what real friends do. I'm trying to help you see the big picture because from a step back I can see it, and it's not lookin' so good.
This is why I refuse to only tell you what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear. Because I literally love you so much.
I know that means that you may not like me sometimes, but I also know that being your confidant doesn't mean I should always agree with you. I also know you're a big girl and you need to learn from your own mistakes... Lord knows I did.
But it's so hard to just sit on the sidelines and watch you stumble instead of running up to catch you before you fall.
So please don't push me away when I speak up because I promise that everything I say and do only comes from a place of love – a love so deep I couldn't possibly put it into words.
And always remember that when you inevitably fall on your face too, I'll be here. Not with an 'I told you so' but with open arms and ice cream and a game plan to make it all better.
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