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Friends - How Phoebe and Mike Redefined “Settling”

For decades, fans of Friends have proclaimed that Phoebe settled by choosing Mike. While “bland” Mike may not be creative Phoebe’s type on paper, ultimately he offers her stability—and the kind of “normal” home-centered life she’s long privately felt she wasn’t allowed to have. So how did Phoebe and Mike redefine what “settling” really is?