“We were on a break!” This has been one of the most debated topics of the famous show FRIENDS, and now finally we have all the answers. A large portion of the people are not able to pick sides regarding this “We were on a break” incident but in this case, Ross is not at fault. Yes, you heard it right!
Let’s just rewind into our recollections of FRIENDS (also check these surprising FRIENDS facts) and discover the appropriate response.
Ross is the one who was hopelessly charmed with Rachel from the minute he met her and on the opposite side Rachel more often than not, in the initial period of the relationship, mistreated Ross to a great extent. Ross around then wasn’t the most engaging person yet he was the one who actually loved Rachel.
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When Rachel ran out on her wedding and came to live with Monica, Ross being Ross felt a similar inclination which was covered somewhere inside him and began to like or rather cherish her again, however without letting her know. At that time he was recently divorced.
He helped her as much as he could and took good care of her even when Rachel wasn’t earning well.
Few episodes later, Rachel finally discovered how much Ross adored her by and acknowledged him in her life.
In the starting of a relationship, it is natural for most people to feel a little insecure and that is what happened to Ross. He was concerned about Rachel being too close to her co-worker Mark. Even though he went a little overboard with it, the suggestion of being “on a break” was a stupid one from Rachel’s end.
She inevitably was not able to balance between her work and her relationship which prompted her telling Ross unmistakably that they should take a break from the relationship. Instead of calmly talking to Ross and trying to make him feel secure, she acted abruptly and escaped a minor setback in a relationship instead of actually dealing with it.
Furthermore, as we know how the story proceeds with Ross sleeping with another woman. He gives the explanation, “We were on a break!” and he is constantly slammed for it. But as a matter of fact, they were on a break!
One of the things most viewers forget to take into account is that as soon as Rachel announced this temporary breakup and Ross stepped out of the house, she received a call from Mark and invited him over! Yes, this was the guy Ross was already feeling insecure about, and she invited him to her apartment after announcing the famous “break!”
What was Ross supposed to think? What is any guy supposed to think in this kind of a situation?
Rachel also never made her needs clear and still pointed her finger at Ross for every mistake she made. She had commitment issues and was impatient. Maybe if she discussed their issues calmly with him, this “We were on a break” thing would have never happened.
So, what do you think about “We were on a break?” Whose fault is it? Let us know in the comments below.