By Brie Schwartz, REBDOOK.
When my now-husband and I were in a long-distance relationship, only one thing made the four-hour bus ride from New York to Boston manageable: How I Met Your Mother DVDs. That was back when Ted was pining for Robin (for the first time), Marshall was svelte, and Lily was still holding on to her dreams of being a painter. Hanging with my friends at McLaren's made me forget that I was on a bumpy, Arby-scented Greyhound bus, and that one day later I'd have to do the trip again, then spend the next week missing my boyfriend so much that only Barney's boob jokes could console me. Equally important as, if not more important than, how to survive smelly public transport, here are five other lessons How I Met Your Mother taught me about relationships. (Contains spoilers)
1. Chemistry is important, but it's not eternal.
Barney and Robin's attraction to each other was undeniable--but just because you're dying