You would think if you loved a person and they loved you back, then everything would be OK. That just does not seem to be the case on "How I Met Your Mother." You have a circle of love around just one person, but no one seems to be able to catch her and keep her. Robin is the catch, but both Barney and Ted must not be fishing with the right gear. Neither man can seem to hold on to Robin; there is always something that keeps them from being together.
It's obvious Ted loves Robin, and now it is obvious that Barney loves her as well. How can two men love one woman and remain friends? It seems impossible. It also seems highly unlikely that one could marry Robin and remain friends with the other. For some reason, many men cannot deal with the fact of knowing that their wife has slept with one of their friends before them. So the relationship with Ted and Barney would not last if one or the other actually married Robin. It probably would not last if one or the other entered into an exclusive relationship with her. No matter what they say or what they do, both men are in love with Robin and no one is going to end up with her.
So, why don't they just let Robin go and be happy with someone else? It seems this would be the best scenario for all parties involved. Why doesn't Robin move out and get her own place? It seems Ted and Robin need a life away from one another. Robin is wasting precious time being passed around from Barney to Ted. There are lessons that are taught throughout the episodes of the show. The most valuable lesson lately seems to be that love is not always enough. Even though you love someone, you may not be destined to be together, but how do you move on and can you ever really do so?