For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 2 years ago

    What freedom?

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 2 years ago

    ♪♫ Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose….♪♫

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    Actually, he’s right. When I was a kid, most housewives didn’t work 8 or more hours straight. They did a task, then did something else that they wanted to do, yakked with neighbors, did some more work, etc. It was the extra income that most sought when they entered the job market, despite only being able to retain 20% of the extra income after all the additional costs of having two people work were tallied up (transportation, child care, etc.). Most found that working 8+ hours a day was not as much fun as they thought it would be, versus having their own schedule.

  4. delaterra

    delaterra said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s amazing how Ellie can be working with the laundry in the second panel and in the kitchen in the third panel, all during John’s same sentence! Supermom…

  5. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    John always knows how to say just the wrong thing!

  6. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago


    Don’t say that to my mom, she raised seven kids and it took way more than eight hours a day.

  7. KasparV

    KasparV said, almost 2 years ago


    You have to realize that Nabuquduriuzhur lives in his own “special” world.

  8. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 2 years ago

    Yes, John, as usual, open mouth, insert foot!!!

  9. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    I realize that this is from a different generation, but even my dad (now 80) worked his 8 hour shifts, then came home and worked several more hours on our house. Guys do not just come home and relax. In fact, before I go to work I’ve usually made breakfast and done the dishes.

  10. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    why is John just leaning on the counter in panel 2 when he could take that basket from her and go put those clothes away so she can get onto some other “freedom”. I was a work outside the home mom and believe me it took about 14 to 16 hours a day, 8 spent outside the house and the rest spent making sure the house and children were taken care of.

  11. Sierra

    Sierra said, almost 2 years ago


    That was me too!

  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 2 years ago

    I think this will all lead to a divorce a few years down the road. Art imitating life??

  13. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, almost 2 years ago

    I think working outside the home would produce more freedom,,,just a thought.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    One of the things I resented about working from home was the inability to get away from housekeeping. I was jealous of friends who would dress well, leave for work, and enter an environment devoid of kids, dish detergent, and the omnipresent whiff of laundry. I thought it would be wonderful to have a separate space to call my own, and to have adult conversation when I needed a break from it all. Interestingly, the friends whose work-space I envied, thought I was the one who had it made.

  15. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Elsie Rose
    Lynn Johnson ended the original run with the marriage intact. However, she had gotten divorced about a year or so before the strip ended. She was asked if art was going to imitate life and she said it wasn’t going to.

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