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How This Line From ‘Friends’ Helped Me Redefine My Mental Illness

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Fans of the television series “Friends” will likely remember the episode when Monica’s mom hires her to cater an event. Riddled with anxiety, Monica is desperate to prove herself and not let her mom down by “pulling a Monica.” The phrase coined by Monica’s mom when she was younger, basically referred to situations in which Monica messed up.

Mid-episode, the ever enlightened Phoebe Buffay, empowers Monica by suggesting she change what the phrase means to her. Together they decide that “pulling a Monica” will be equivalent to absolutely nailing it!

By the end of the episode, Monica succeeds in the catering event (with Phoebe by her side) and her mother expresses remorse for doubting her and ultimately congratulates her on a job well done.

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