He’s very realistic as a real person, but as a character, he’s just an angst and very unreasonable person, especially to Hermione and I really get why Rowling say Ron & Hermione will need marriage counselling.
People, please read the books. Hermione has been so good to Harry & Ron all along. Ron has started making Hermione angry and upset by lashing out his anger on her, when she did almost nothing wrong everytime.
Sure, Hermione might be selfish at times, like SPEW, but Ron is a totally different story.
First year, he made Hermione sad and almost killed her, only saving her from the troll when Harry remembered she was crying in the bathroom.
Third year, he ignored Hermione most of the year because he thought Hermione’s cat killed his rat, which Crookshanks actually knew Scabbers was unusual, and opinionated accused Hermione of not knowing why Lupin was sick and was rude to Hermione on many occasions.
Fourth year, he accused Hermione of having too much pride to ask them to the Yule Ball when Hermione actually found someone better and can fully appreciate her, then said she was ‘fraternizing with the enemy’ just because he was jealous and wanted to make Hermione feel bad.
Sixth year, he states that he doesn’t want to see his sister snogging people in public, while Ginny tells him that her love life is none of his business, and that he’s only jealous because he’s never kissed anyone. He then accuses Hermione of not having faith in his Quidditch skills when she thought Harry put Felix Fecilis in Ron’s drink and starts going out with Lavender just to spite her, in which he’s also using Lavender’s obsession of him.
Seventh year, he ‘accidentally’ interrupts Harry and Ginny kissing. After, despite the Horcrux’s effects on people, he left Harry and Hermione alone in their hunt, while Harry and Hermione, who both worn the locket at least once, was not so affected.
Which proves that Ron isn’t a ‘useless friend’, but only to Harry and no more. To Hermione, he has always been spiteful and rude, unless she offers to do his homework for him. I wish our fandom could be less blinded.
Sorry for the typos.