For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse


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  1. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 1 year ago

    That’s how it goes with someone like Ted. Compromise is all one-sided. She gives in and he stays stubborn.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 1 year ago

    Why is Elizabeth rattling that boy’s head?

  3. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It hard to respect somebody who kisses your rear end.

  4. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, over 1 year ago

    When does Connie get w/ Greg?

  5. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 1 year ago

    obviously Connie’s mother and father were just the same.

  6. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 1 year ago


    Elizabeth isn’t ‘rattling’ his head. The ‘candy’(or whatever)he and Elizabeth were eating got stuck to his nose and Elizabeth is trying to get it off. Since Elle and her friend aren’t paying attention to wht the children are doingo—they are engaging in the favorite pasttime of most women—‘gossiping’.

  7. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, over 1 year ago


    pouncingtiger said, about 7 hours ago

    Why is Elizabeth rattling that boy’s head?
    I think she’s trying to pop it off!!! :-D

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Having “been there and done that,” I no longer wonder why people in miserable relationships stay together. For every reason to break away, there is usually an equally compelling reason to stay together; be it children, financial dependency, or the hope that one more kick at the can will resolve things. No relationship is all bad — some are worth fighting for. Being alone after a rocky relationship might sound like “freedom,” but it’s just something else that’s difficult to adjust to. In Annie’s case, she prefers to stay with “the devil she knows”.

  9. JosephR4570

    JosephR4570 said, over 1 year ago

    Connie loves Ted hoping he’ll change. Ted loves Connie hoping she’ll stay the same. Disappointment is on the horizon for both of them.

  10. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year ago

    Some women would rather be with any man no matter how much of a jerk he is than be alone. But being alone is not so bad, my mother was certainly better off that way. She ought not to have married at all, but in the 50’s that’s the option open to women, not a career. To choose a career over marriage was not done. So she married and made my dad unhappy til they finally divorced. They each did much better after the divorce, he found a woman who truly loved him. And she did very well on her own.

  11. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    No, some women just gravitate to men that mistreat or come and go in thier lives. Offer them a man that would be called a nice guy, and they will run to hills to avoid him. Ya deserve the results that ya get.

  12. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 1 year ago


    Actually, near the end of strip, Ted does change when his mother dies and he inherits her house. It was revealed that a big cause of Ted’s inability to have a stable relationship was his mother’s overprotectiveness and finding fault with women such as Connie; the idea that “no woman is good enough for my little boy”. By no means does that excuse Ted’s licentiousness, just an insight. After the death of his mother, believe it or not Ted actually does get into a quiet monogamous relationship!

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    This is one of those comic strips where Lynn Johnston is relying on characters to talk about a situation without showing the situation. We never actually see Ted being a jerk with Connie, nor do we see Connie talking and trying to understand Ted. From what we have seen of Connie, it is difficult to imagine her as a “talking and trying to understand” kind of woman. However, I can easily imagine her as the nagging, obsessive, “When are we going to get married?” kind of woman, since we have seen her act that way on many occasions. As for Ted, his worst sins appear to be (a) calling a waitress “Honey” and (b) telling John he shouldn’t be ruled so much by Elly. That last part is the one that would condemn any character in this comic strip, even though it seems like good advice to me.

  14. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 1 year ago


    I was never attracted to the “bad boys” because I saw the horrendous way they treated the girls they dated and I never wanted to be treated that way by anyone. I’ve been with my husband for almost 25 years now because when I met him, he was the sweetest, nicest, most considerate man I had ever met in my life and there was absolutely no way in hell I was EVER going to let him go . . . and because I didn’t, I’ve been the happiest, luckiest woman alive ever since!!!!! :-)

  15. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 1 year ago

    Ugly as I am, even I wouldn’t talk to a person like Tom, never mind date him. Second-Class doesn’t turn me on at all!

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