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Samantha Highfill
May 06, 2014 AT 07:59 PM EDT

They were the five words heard ’round the world (or at least through all of fake New York): “We were on a break!!!”

We all remember the circumstances: In season 3, Rachel suggested that she a Ross “take a break” from their relationship. And in the aftermath of that decision, Ross had a few too many drinks and ended up sleeping with the girl from the Xerox store. So the next morning, when Rachel showed up to apologize for being stupid, Ross realized he’d made a mistake. And break or no break, his night with another woman cost him his relationship with Rachel, at least for the time being.

Nearly a year after the “break,” Ross and Rachel almost got back together before he refused to admit that they hadn’t been on a break. And six years later, when they finally got together in the series finale, he still couldn’t fully let it go:

So in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Friends finale, you tell us: Were Ross and Rachel on a break? And furthermore, if they were, did that mean he could sleep with someone else?

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