18 TV Friendships That Are More Toxic Than You Realized
Rachel and Monica, Friends
Rachel is a very needy person. Monica Geller is an independent New York woman when Rachel waltzes into her life. Quite quickly, Rachel becomes very dependent on Monica, and it’s years before Friends gives the two of them any kind of equality.
Most of the time, Rachel’s reliance on Monica is played for laughs, and it is often quite amusing. Even so, it’s hard to ignore the way Rachel seems content to simply take from Monica instead of doing things on her own. Rachel eventually gets there, but Monica never gets the respect she deserves for getting her through some dark times.