HIMYM: 10 Reasons Ted And Robin Aren’t Real Friends

One of the most divisive and frustrating aspects of How I Met Your Mother is the relationship, friendship between Ted Mosby and Robin Scherbatsky.The smash-hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother is immensely beloved, and despite its awful ending, and divisive last seasons, it has stood as one of the best sitcoms in the post-Friends era.

THEY HAD AN ON/OFF RELATIONSHIP

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This entry is not to say that people who have dated in the past cannot be friends, that is untrue, and some exes can be even better friends than romantic partners.

THEY COULD NOT EVEN LIVE TOGETHER AS JUST FRIENDS

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Ted and Robin’s friendship went to a new level when they moved in together. After all, it takes a pair of close friends to do such a thing, like Marshall and Ted. However, the pair could not manage it.

ROBIN DATES, FALLS IN LOVE WITH, AND MARRIES BARNEY

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This is another example that may not apply to everyone as some rare people who may have briefly dated could separate with one ending up with the other’s friend, and the two exes staying friends. But, it does not apply to these two.

THEY WERE AN AWFUL COUPLE

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Ted and Robin’s on-and-off relationship never worked. They may have ended up together at the end of the show, but throughout their time in each other lives post-getting married to other people, they were terrible together.

TED HAD AN OBSESSION WITH ROBIN

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The romantic tension between Robin and Ted has gotten mentioned a few times already. But, while there was undoubted tension, it was far more substantial on Ted’s side, and a bit too strong at that.

ROBIN MOVED ON AFTER HER BIG BREAK

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Everyone moves on and changes. This is the course of life, and when we see it inevitably happen in sitcoms and TV shows in general, it is heartbreaking. Nonetheless, all the group manages to stay in good touch, except Robin.

ROBIN ALWAYS LED TED ON

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Despite the fact they do not want the same thing, do not have the same dreams or goals, and do not work as a relationship that is one-sided with Ted’s obsession, Robin constantly leads on Ted.

TED’S CONSTANT PURSUIT

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On the other hand, though Ted hardly does himself, or his friendship with Robin any favors. He cannot help but feel his feelings for Robin, but for the sake of their friendship and the group, he could have gone about it all in a different way.

TED MAKES ROBIN GET RID OF HER DOGS

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The two were in a relationship when Ted makes Robin get rid of her beloved five dogs. But it shows the two make lousy friends. A lot of the best relationships have a foundation of a fantastic friendship. This just indicates Robin and Ted do not.

ROBIN WAS NEVER HAPPY FOR TED

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Ted ultimately ended up being a good friend. Therefore Robin, on her wedding day supported her and Barney’s wedding. He even made the adult decision to go to Chicago not to ruin it\to start a new one. He held in his feelings for his friends.

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