From time to time we get promises from many people in our lives. Some promise to help us with something, others promise to give other things but the one we get the most is people saying they will be there for us.
Today I will be putting you through the different ways you can reply to this statement whether they will be there for you or not, or if you doubt that they will be either way.
Here are 26 of the best replies to “I will always be there for you”
- Bless your heart
- It’s nice to know someone cares
- You say the sweetest words
- And you can count on me
- That’s why I love you
- Every time I hear that it makes me stronger
- Thank you. I really appreciate it
- Say it again. It makes me happy
- I am the luckiest person alive with you as a friend
- What will I do without you?
- There’s no need for words. Your actions say it all
- I honestly don’t deserve a friend like you
- You are the best, you know that right
- And I will be here for you too
- I find it hard to believe
- That’s a big promise to make. Are you sure you can keep it?
- Will you really?
- That’s what the last guy said
- That sounds like what a stalker will say
- Girls don’t like it when boys tell lies
- I will rather you don’t. I will manage
- There will be a lot of sacrifice with those words
- Don’t say stuff like that as a joke
- Anyone can say that, very few people can prove it
- So you are one of those people that say words they won’t follow through with it
- Here’s a laugh. You fancy yourself a hero
Genuine people are scarce. So are true friends or people who mean what they say.
If anyone promising to be there for you means it, you can use it if these replies. They deserve it, so say it and say it as you mean it:
Bless your heart
It sounds like what old people say but it’s a good way to say thank you for your intentions.
Whether or not they will keep to that, you will know by the type of relationship you share with them and how they treat but this is a good way to make them feel good about themselves without saying much.
You can also go for “God bless you”, if it’s fine by you, or add an adjective to describe their heart. Like this: “Oh, bless your kind heart, Joan”.
It’s nice to know someone cares
If you are speaking to a close friend who you know cares then you can use this. It could be someone you are not very emotionally attached to or someone who is not in any relationship with you.
If you don’t want to upset boundaries but you want to show them that you care, then a reply like this should do the trick.
You say the sweetest words
This reply is really cute and they will see the sincerity in your eyes and know that you really appreciate it. It’s a kind way to say thank you.
It will make them happy and then make them rush to see how they can help you in any way. You can go from something like, “you are too kind” if the other sounds a little too much.
And you can count on me
Being there for someone means that you can support them through dark times and help them in whatever way you can.
It means they can count on you, as someone sturdy, a real friend, not just someone among many people who they know that claim to be friends.
This reply says what they have said with different words. If this is in a text you can add “like 1, 2, 3” so you can turn it into a fun sing-along.
That’s why I love you
Only for those who are really close to you and who you love like your family or your spouse. It’s not the only reason you love them but you know that they mean it and they will stand by you and that’s a reason to love them.
If you want something more touching or romantic, you can say “that’s why I cherish you”. It’s a great response.
Every time I hear that it makes me stronger
When someone says they will stand by you, understand that there is something in you they say that makes them want to stand by you, whether or not they mean it.
This can be a very good motivation, something uplifting that steels you for challenges that will come or you are passing through.
If you respond with this you are telling them you appreciate their support and it means a lot to you, so much that it makes you feel better.
Thank you. I really appreciate it
Sincere thanks, straight and simple. It’s okay for colleagues, classmates, and friends who care about you. You are thanking them for their care, and for them seeing you as someone worth it.
You can add whatever touching speech you want to add after this or use simple phrases like “you are the best”, or “I don’t take your care for granted”.
Say it again. It makes me happy
This reply is silly but then it is honest. It doesn’t really reply to what was said but it tells them that you appreciate it and it makes you happy because it’s just nice to know you have a friend, a true one at that.
If you don’t want them to repeat themselves, you can use, “anytime you say that it makes me so happy”.
I am the luckiest person alive with you as a friend
Most people use blessed because it makes it seem like they are endowed with what they have.
Use what you like, the message is the same: you are grateful to have such a great person who is willing to be with you no matter the weather, who loves you, for you, and who will never give up on you, thick or thin.
This is the part where you hug them or your hive high fives but you do you. Just make sure you say it like you mean it so they see how much they mean to you.
What will I do without you?
This is the same as the reply above, well the same meaning. That you value them because of who they are except this time you are asking what you are without them which is nothing.
Without them, you can’t achieve much or be where you are now. A good friend will answer, “you will always have me” as Anna did in Frozen 2.
There’s no need for words. Your actions say it all
I have to say that depending on how you look at it, it goes for any of the three categories but it’s best here.
This reply means that they are saying it is unnecessary because they always stand by their words and follow through.
And even when they don’t say it, they do have your back and are there to help you.
It may seem rude if you say it in a rushed, dismissive manner so try to smile, look them in the eye and say the reply then add a thank you, just in case they didn’t quite get it.
I honestly don’t deserve a friend like you
Or whatever relationship they share with you. Sometimes there are people like that who still stand by us when we have made very stupid mistakes that we won’t forgive ourselves for making.
Having them in those moments seems wrong because we enjoy it and are very grateful not to be alone.
When they say stuff like this, give them this reply always so they know they are one of a kind who deserves the very best.
You are the best, you know that right
This is more of a cliche but it makes a good response to those who have been friends and stood by us but are not very close friends.
Nothing too much to create a tense atmosphere while at the same time not leaving them in the dark.
And I will be here for you too
What’s more wonderful than having someone’s back after they have had yours?
It’s doing a good turn and saying you will be there for them tells them that you are not just their friends because they are kind, good people who will support you but because they have heard your back, you appreciate it and you are willing to help them just as they helped you.
I find it hard to believe
Or “I highly doubt”. This response is good if just anyone says this to you. You don’t affirm what they have said so they don’t feel they have a place in your life.
At the same time, you don’t send them away with something rude like “that’s a lie”. A reply like this says you doubt what they are saying and you don’t trust that would go as they say.
That sends across the message in a benign tone.
That’s a big promise to make. Are you sure you can keep it?
It’s a big promise to make because you will have to forfeit, at some point, your comfort, and your wants for there and such serious words are like a promise.
If you ask them this, you are trying to ask them if they are sure of what they are saying, if they understand the implications and if they want to follow through.
It doesn’t mean they are signing a contract or going to be punished if they default. It just means you won’t count them as a friend.
Will you really?
Asking won’t do much if they won’t actually be there for you but asking shows them that you really need some support and it is not a joke to you.
If they just want to play around, they will leave you be while if they are serious they will reassure you of their constant help. If you want to use this for someone who will be there for you, say it like a tease.
That’s what the last guy said
Or the last guy, depending on the gender of the last person who let you down. It can portray you as someone who doesn’t trust easily but then no one should in a cruel world.
They might feel offended or get upset but they need to understand that you have heard it all, especially that line, and you were let down. If they don’t get it, explain to them that actions matter more.
That sounds like what a stalker will say
If you want to scare them off or give them the creeps try this reply. It’s actually a pun here because a stalker will always be with you and around you just like they’re saying the only difference is they care (or not) while the stalker just wants to hurt him.
This will creep them out and you get to watch their hilarious reaction. If they are serious you won’t be able to scare them off that easily.
Girls don’t like it when boys tell lies
Or vice versa. This reply means that they are lying and if you are speaking to the opposite gender it makes it sound like you are reciting a rule that will tell them you are not in the mood for no fake friends.
They will back off if you say it seriously.
I will rather you don’t. I will manage
I am the kind of person that doesn’t like to share my burdens with people because I don’t want to inconvenience them in any way.
If you are like me, you will understand this reply but maybe not the person you will tell it to. You will have to explain that you don’t want to be a burden to anyone.
There will be a lot to sacrifice with those words
Friendly reminder, am I right? Well, it sounds a bit harsh, cold even but it’s true. Words like these are not easy to follow through because it requires selflessness, unending support, and a lot of courage.
It might sound like you have a lot of heavy problems on your hands, fixing time travel problems or life crises, so try to lighten the reply by smiling maybe.
Don’t say stuff like that as a joke
If they are joking with you this will chasten them properly. They really shouldn’t play around with serious words.
If they are just saying it, you can tell them this so you know that you don’t joke with what people say so they shouldn’t do the same to you.
Anyone can say that very few can prove it
Or better put with a popular saying, “action speaks louder than words”. Words are easy to say. Anyone can claim to be something else, or claim things that are not true.
Putting actions to these words becomes the difficult part. Telling them this is saying that there is a lot to what they are saying and it will be difficult for them to do it.
So you are one of those people that say words they won’t follow through with it
It sounds like you just discovered their place of origin or some rare fact about them. When you say it, look surprised but not too surprised.
This reply is good for people who are liars or have been hurt in the past and are just looking for a way to do that again. Some might pick a fight, some might leave. You just have fun.
Here’s a laugh. You fancy yourself a hero
If you want to make fun of them publicly use this, especially a shady person. They will be embarrassed and know that whatever they were playing at, you have discovered it and you are on to them. It’s good for players too.
You might argue that they will hate but if you don’t want them to then use this. If you don’t care then go ahead. Sometimes some people need a tough experience to learn.
With all said, be sure that when you say you will stand by them, you do and you avoid those fair-weather friends who just want to take and not contribute anything to you.
If you have more replies drop them below. If you have used the replies, tell us how it went. I will be here for them, waiting for your response in the comments