Life Lessons From Sitcoms – F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Welcome to a brand new feature for this month all about sitcoms and comedies, I watch a lot of them and always have done for as long as I can remember and looking back on them, I have learnt so many life lessons along the way. So I thought why not shine a light on them and share them with the world – some of them are important some of them are silly little things but I think it is always interesting to share. So lets start with a comedy that I have been watching since I was a kid –¬†F.R.I.E.N.D.S

 

Lesson Learnt: You can Fall In Love With Friends 

To start off this article I suppose I better begin with one of the earliest lessons that I learnt, from one of my favourite shows when I was growing up and that is that you can fall in love with your mates. I enjoyed the first few seasons of Ross and Rachel but the couple that really brought it to my attention was Chandler and Monica. The whole season of this happened when I was around 11 or 12, could of been a tad older, but I was fascinated by this reveal. I was fascinated by their characters and how they came together. I always remember when I was a kid wondering if that would happen to me because the ideology of friendship turning into something stronger always appealed to me more then anything else.

I don’t know if it is this show that has nailed this theory into my head but it is the only thing I truly believe in. Every relationship or person that I have fallen for has been a friend first. I think the whole couple of Monica and Chandler relates to me because I find a lot of similarities between myself and both of the characters.

Career has always been my number one focus and then when I question why I am not with the ‘right person’ I feel channels elements of Chandler. I may not be ‘OCD’ about cleaning like Monica but I am insanely organised that some find weird and bizarre that I can multi-task so much.

Even though most of my friends are male, predominantly I feel awkward and not comfortable about making my feelings known to the opposite sex, sort of very Chandler-esque – maybe it’s shyness, maybe it’s the feeling of rejection – who knows!

F.R.I.E.N.D.S gets a lot of stick these days from Millennials but this show I owe a lot to as I know there is hope for me and the ‘perfect’ relationship just the right door needs to open when I least expect it to a friendship you never knew was something more. *woopah*

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