For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    First of all, Elizabeth looks cute all “dressed up.” And second, John just bought himself another night on the couch, that’s for sure!

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    An odd couple indeed: one with a weird sense of humor (means well, but puts his foot in it), and one without a sense of humor that is desperately looking for things to be upset about. I can’t imagine a marriage like that working.

  3. Dugharry

    Dugharry said, over 3 years ago


    Neither can I..

  4. Rodney

    Rodney said, over 3 years ago


    Welcome to 50% of the marriages in America…

  5. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, over 3 years ago

    Well, they were divorced just a couple of years ago. That’s why she’s not drawing any new strips.

  6. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 3 years ago


    Yes he can “go out as a dead man”.

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

    Once again, John. How much longer will she put up with it??

  8. Jenna Rose

    Jenna Rose said, over 3 years ago

    Once again John suffers from “foot in the mouth” syndrome.

  9. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago

    Duck John, She’s about to throw something at you for that one…not that I’d blame her ;)

  10. RipleyKGarfield

    RipleyKGarfield GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It might be a better cartoon if Michael were wearing the dress.

  11. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago


    That’s so sad! My honey likes to joke and pick on me at times but he also compliments me and treats me well, makes it a lot easier to take a joke.

  12. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, over 3 years ago

    Elly walks around in a perpetual state of being butthurt. How about a smile once in a blue moon? Her husband made a silly, meaningless joke and she looks like she’s been slapped.

  13. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Elly may be a twit, but how often does John say anything nice to her? All he does is tease her and complain about how hard his job is. I get that it’s a joke from the 80s, but it’s tired and it hasn’t aged well. It just makes him look like a jerk and her like a martyr.

    Also, I see men poke fun at how much women do with the makeup and nice clothes, but I don’t see any men standing for anything but the best when a woman shows up for a date, even though the men frequently show up having made no effort, whatsoever. And I have seen men who are absolutely nothing to write home about judge a woman’s appearance quite harshly as if she were a piece of meat. It’s doubly insulting that John is making fun of Elly’s efforts to look nice for him—kind of like making fun of someone’s cooking while you’re scarfing it down, or making fun of their car while you’re catching a ride in it.

  14. mantydad

    mantydad said, over 3 years ago

    My wife and I both have a great sense of humor but I don’t have a death wish.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    My mother had very few pairs of high-heeled shoes, and the ones she did have were too good to let me play in. When I begged her to let me try, she took me down the hill to the Salvation Army store where we looked through the fancy second hand shoes until I found a pair that were small enough to fit me. Almost. They were red patent leather with a small buckle on the toe — far too stylish to be clacked around in by a child. My mom told me they were good quality — more expensive than the ones she could afford. This made quite an impression on me and I actually looked after them!

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