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    I Rewatched "Friends" And Have Gathered That Rachel And Ross's Relationship Was Awful – Here Are 33 Reasons Why

    They were *exhales deeply* ON A BREAK!

    Friends is known for the iconic on-again, off-again relationship between Ross Geller and Rachel Green. I've rewatched the entire series and gathered evidence as to why they don’t hold a candle to Monica/Chandler, Phoebe/Mike, and Joey/whomever. These two are – quite simply – the absolute worst. Here's why:

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    1. Ross

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    Of all the friends, Ross is definitely the worst. He was whiny, always talking about dinosaurs, and was divorced three times. Also, he lived by the phrase, “We were on a break!”

    2. Rachel

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    Rachel was probably the second worst friend. While her character improved over time, she wasn’t the brightest and assumed that her ex-best friend would let her move in to her New York apartment with no money and no job.

    3. Ross's relationship with Julie

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    After discovering that Ross loves her, Rachel goes to the airport to greet him from China only to see that he has moved on. Rachel’s reaction was everybody’s reaction.

    4. Rachel being "over" Ross

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    Rachel drunkenly calls Ross on an oh-so-'90s phone and leaves him a voicemail that leaves him speechless. "You're over me? When were you...under me?"

    5. The list

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    While trying to decide between Rachel and Julie, Ross makes a list of their best and worst qualities. It was clearly not one of his shining moments.

    6. "Lobster" logic

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    How many times did Ross think claiming that Rachel was his lobster would save their relationship?

    7. The infamous break

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    One of the most heartbreaking moments on Friends was when Ross’s jealously and Rachel’s neglectfulness leads to the breakup of all breakups.

    8. The fact that they WERE actually on a break

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    Technically, Rachel was the one who suggested that they take a break.

    9. The tiny t-shirt debacle

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    Remember when Ross wanted all of his stuff back including the tiny t-shirt that Rachel loved?

    10. Rachel's 18-page letter

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    FRONT AND BACK!

    11. Ross's refusal to let some things go

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    C'mon, man... We know.

    12. Ross's hasty marriage to Emily

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    He asked British Emily to marry him after only six weeks of knowing her.

    13. Rachel not wanting to be with Ross but not wanting anyone else to be with Ross either

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    Rach, make up your mind, girl.

    14. Rachel's insistence that she couldn't go to Ross's wedding

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    She had to "work."

    15. When she went to the wedding anyway, leaving Phoebe home alone pregnant with triplets

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    At least we were blessed with the adventures of Regina Phalange.

    16. Ross said Rachel's name instead of Emily's AT THEIR WEDDING

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    Big yike.

    17. Rachel then thought it meant something

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    *face palm*

    18. Don't even get me started on their drunken Las Vegas marriage

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    Ross and Rachel are the king and queen of questionable decisions.

    19. When they forgot about said drunken Vegas wedding

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    Only in Las Vegas.

    20. Ross deciding not to go through with the annulment

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    Which led to Rachel finding out and being extremely (and justifiably) angry.

    21. They always stole Monica's thunder

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    Rekindling their relationship on the night of Mondler's engagement? The nerve!

    22. Seriously... They stole Monica's thunder, like, all the time

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    Like when Rachel took a pregnancy test at Monica and Chandler's wedding reception and still wouldn't tell her who the father was.

    23. Ross's reaction to Rachel telling him she's preggers and he's the father

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    Homeboy goes on to get in an argument with the condom company over the label on the box.

    24. Their elaborate recollection of their pretend wedding

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    Why was everyone so interested in their fake wedding when Monica and Chandler had just gotten married?

    25. The countless arguments they had over their unborn child

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    Veto.

    26. They stole Monica's baby name for their own daughter

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    Anyone who says that Monica is the worst friend is clearly wrong because she was the kindest and the most selfless.

    27. Rachel accepted Joey's proposal even though she had just had Ross's baby

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    Like.... what?

    28. They sang "Baby Got Back" to their newborn

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    Ok, not gonna lie. This was actually really funny.

    29. Rachel decided to date Ross's best friend, Joey, and he was completely "fine" with it

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    Let the record show that Ross was, in fact, not fine. But he did make some mean margaritas and quesadillas!

    30. Their continued on-again, off-again relationship throughout Season 10

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    Y'all are both grown and single. MAKE A DECISION!

    31. Ross had an angry outburst at Rachel for not giving him a proper goodbye

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    Simultaneously *cries* and #overit

    32. He pleaded with her to not go to Paris

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    He didn't want her to move to across the world with their one-year-old baby which makes sense, but he never really put her dreams and passions ahead of his own, did he?

    33. His plea worked, and she abandoned her dream

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    Guys, she got off the plane.

    On second thought... maybe these two deserve one another.

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    What's your opinion? Let us know in the comments!

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