Barney & Robin’s relationship growth and maturity!
Barney & Robin’s character growth and maturity in season 5.
I’ve been thinking of this scene a lot, since it’s my current icon I thought about this scene recently so here’s what I think of this. While, Marshall and Lily were celebrating being the best couple, Barney & Robin instead of being depressed or even thinking that they’re the best couple didn’t care that they weren’t the best couple they even brushed it off completely. I think this scene shows how much more mature even in season 5 when they were not yet ready to be together for the long haul. They, decide what the hell we aren’t going to pretend that we’re the perfect couple and that shows maturity and growth already between them. Despite, their problems and strong personalities they didn’t care about winning anything, they actually talked in this scene and came to their own conclusions about the fights they were getting into.
Winning, wasn’t something they cared about I think that shows so much growth within the relationship. So, the character development really started when B/R dated, despite their breakup in the next episode and how horrible it was, Barney and Robin actually showed through their relationship that they are so much more mature than even Marshall and Lily and that they can talk and come to their own conclusions so by season 8 they knew what went wrong between them that led to their breakup and knew how to fix their issues. Barney and Robin had grown the most when they were together, in some ways they never grew with other people, or within the group, they grew for themselves and really grew out of who they were before they dated. While, Barney and Robin’s relationship had grown, matured and showed progress they still remained who they are in a more toned down way which showed that they were ready for marriage. I hate when people say they aren’t mature enough, are selfish, are not marriage material, are not right for each other etc. They, showed that they can work together as a team both when they were friends and in a relationship so the maturity and character growth would have continued through their marriage, they were just too grown up and past their pasts selves in season 9. They showed they can be a team and still be happy together.
They grew with each other and away from their past together and they were the ones who truly did grow and had the most growth out of everyone else. Their marriage would be different than when they dated because with the character growth and the amount of love, support, understanding and even friendship they were ready for each other and ready to sustain a marriage. I also think even though they had a lot of fun together they showed they can be mature in their relationship that’s something that the show and some people don’t understand. This relationship grew from their friendship, yes their chemistry is wonderfully awesome but it wasn’t all about the fun they had, their relationship was about finding themselves while still being who they were cause again they are soulmates but also would never change the other for their own selves, and I love that they love each other enough to put aside their differences and see eye-to-eye with each other when they were engaged so their marriage should be the same.
Barney and Robin are a strong couple with the chemistry added onto the relationship, if they had problems in their marriage (every marriage/relationship does) then they would work through it together and because of the character development they wouldn’t just allow their relationship and marriage to crumble they would work it out and come to an understanding not jump right to divorcing. They love each other more than their problems so they would come to their own conclusion without making such a big/huge even decision to end their marriage they would talk it over and be okay in the end because that’s what a relationship is all about.
That moment when you realize that Barney Stinson was probably not as much of a jerk or a womanizer as he was portrayed to be, but that the story was narrated by future Ted, trying to get his children to approve of him dating Robin again, so future Ted had to make the man Robin married look like the bad guy in the story.
What She Means:
Barney and Robin were the most awesome god damn couple ever and they should not have broken apart just because of a simple travel issue. I find it hurtful that the writers would literally spend an entire season focused on these two's wedding and then within the first 10 minutes of the episode directly following the ceremony have them break up (while also breaking hearts) just so that they can put Robin with a half-fast reunitement of Robin and Ted despite Ted already being with the most perfect human being ever. So what do they do? They kill her off, just so they can put these two characters who have had no success in romantic relationships with each other. So not only do they destroy one adorable and beloved couple but two. Yes, I am still bitter over this.