Anonymous asked: ted wasn't a second place, never... TR broke up because they didn't want the same things in life but they always loved each other and the freak out from Robin was justified. barney was the second in her life and they didn't make it work. The Mother was the second polace for ted and him for her because her soulmate was max (even if I like the mother & ted together) TR was meant to be since the beginning, deal with it
The thing about this show is, for the past 9 years, ted’s been given us his spheal about how “The Universe” or “Destiny” points us in the direction of our one true love and that we can only have one true love. And we were all so relieved that Ted finally found his soulmate (we know Tracy’s his soulmate because of the Time Traveler’s episode and several other occasions when he tells his kids how much he loved her). But, with that finale, it seemed that the overall lesson of the show, including 9 years of rigorous character development for everyone (Barney, ted and Robin especially) just went down the toilet. And Craig and Carter expect me to believe that Robin and Ted will finally work even though they made it PAINFULLY clear throughout this entire show that they just don’t work together? Furthermore, if they didn’t want fans to be emotionally invested in Barney and Robin, they shouldn’t have spent 2-3 seasons focusing so much on how much they wanted to be together, have Barney do this really awesome proposal, center the entire last season around their wedding day, and divorce them in a blink of an eye.