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4 Lessons from the "How I Met Your Mother" Series That Psychology Explains

An award-winning CBS American sitcom portrays the story of a father, architect Ted Mosby, who in 2030 decided to tell his children the legen...

An award-winning CBS American sitcom portrays the story of a father, architect Ted Mosby, who in 2030 decided to tell his children the legendary saga of how he met their mother, and how in life nothing happens by chance.

Divided into nine seasons How I Met Your Mother, it is a full plate for those who seek to understand human behavior and understand themselves about their choices, as well as bringing in the touch of humor mixed with valuable lessons that mark us for the rest of our lives.

4 Lessons from the "How I Met Your Mother" Series

4 Lessons from the "How I Met Your Mother" Series

Lesson: The sacrifice of true love with Lily Aldrin and Marshall Eriksen.

Who never dreamed of living a novel watered with extreme emotion like those written by Nicholas Sparks who shoot the first stone.

One of the great pursuits of human beings is and always will be to find the person said as ideal the one with whom moments and much of a whole story can be shared. It is from this that when we enter the story of Lily and Marshall we constantly notice that passion evolves in love, observing that despite the years of conviviality, regarded as "perfect", they were not enough to support the life and dreams of Lily, who, by moving to San Francisco and supposedly abandoning Marshall, puts a new touch to the feeling of the two : reality.

Only from the reality that true love can be built, where the withdrawal of projections and idealizations under the other can be in fact understood and transformed from the real relationship, teaching us that love is a daily construction, where we must pay close to what the other really is and be courageous to enter into a relationship from the truth that the other offers us.

"Every deep true love is a sacrifice. We sacrifice our possibilities, or rather the illusion of our possibilities. When there is no sacrifice, our illusions will prevent the emergence of deep and responsible feeling, but with it we are also deprived of the possibility of the experience of true love." Carl G. Jung

Lesson: We need to make peace with our past if we are to proceed with Barney Stinson.

With big issues involving family relationships, even with a touch of unreality, Barney urges us to think about whether in fact what happens in childhood is in childhood, and how we can deal with the abandonment and rejection of such important figures in our development, where parental alienation lurks in the midst of the plot.

He shows us that despite growing up wrapped in resistance shrouded in resistance and idealizations about the father, the choice to live the reality that presented itself to him was decisive in building a new perception of life and maturity teaching us to look at our problems in a way that solves them, always being sure that we can be responsible for our destiny , even with the various mishaps that we have come to pass our choice can affect the course of things.

"I'm not what happens to me I'm what I choose to become." Carl G. Jung.


Lesson: It's okay to be ourselves with Robin Scherbatsk.


If there's really one thing we can see about Robin, it's its authenticity. Where it is really assumed as it is, not seeking, in most cases, to fit into standards established by society, but rather seeking its projects and dreams.

Scherbatsk is the representation of the contemporary woman, who abdicates the occupation of only one position to win the world and everything she plans, teaching us that our path is just our way and that fitting into something to be accepted can have its gains at first, but that nothing surpasses the fact that we are who we are and we walk our journey.

"I have found that I am most effective when I can listen to myself, accepting myself, and when I can be myself." Carl Rogers


Lesson: We are never alone when we have good relationships with Ted Mosby.


The great dreamer Mosby, among so many lessons, shows us throughout his history something precious: We are never alone when we have great friends. Even with various flaws and some moments necessary for Ted's maturation, his friends have always been there, helping and understanding his inner search always teaching us to have a relationship of love with people, developing our best abilities and building a watered path of protection and support, in which we must always develop empathy and forgiveness.

"How strong a person is when they are safe to be loved!" Sigmund Freud

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