For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s worse when someone you’ve had a crush on for 5 years gets into drugs and you can’t even recognize them as the same person after that.
    A girl I loved in junior high/high school once talked of going into the mission field, was academically in the top.
    And by her junior year was getting stoned and worse.
    Thirteen years later, I picked up a newspaper and she’s being profiled for homelessness. Her kid was born with birth defects from the drugs.
    Crushed is probably the word for what you feel.

  2. Tog

    Tog said, almost 4 years ago


    That’s a very sad story. The future can be quite heartbreaking.

  3. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    crushed is meeting your first love again some 40 years after highschool, start a new relationship with them only to have them crush your heart.

  4. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 4 years ago

    Never take love seriously until you’re in your mid-twenties.

  5. nemo5012

    nemo5012 said, almost 4 years ago

    There was a girl I knew in high school she was a year ahead of me. She got married after she got out and left the state. Met her again many years later found out she was divorced and started dating. We’ve been married now for 23 years just shows some things are meant to be.

  6. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 4 years ago


    Crushed is probably the word for what you feel.

    I am not trying to downplay the feelings you have over the tragedy of the girl in question. However, it reminds me of the garth brooks song, “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers”.

  7. exturk

    exturk said, almost 4 years ago

    Crushed is when it takes three years (in HS) to finally ask a girl for a date.
    And her 50 milliseconds to say no!

  8. BROOKfan

    BROOKfan said, almost 4 years ago

    Had a friend in NJ in the 1950s she moved away to CA got married I got married in 1969 retired to AZ did an online search a couple of years ago for those kids I knew back then found the girl and her husband living 20 miles away from us in AZ made contact and we all go out to lunch once a month Its a small world.

  9. Ghille

    Ghille GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    I am one of 4 siblings. Both my brothers were married by 18 years old, and my sister married at 19. All are still married to their first sreious love…One brother married for 59 years, one widowed just short of 50 years and my sister married for 30 years now. I, on the other hand, married at 23 and was divorced by 32…stayed single from then on….once burned sort of thing. So…my point is, maybe those “young crush romances” are more serious than we think?

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    Man, you aren’t kidding about the silly things we did. I still blush when I remember some of them.

  11. Meowlin

    Meowlin said, almost 4 years ago

    And most people who have a “drug problem” actually have an underlying problem of some kind. The drugs are a symptom, not the root cause.

  12. said, almost 4 years ago

    Barbera Eden was my crush. Many years later. she is still a beautiful women.

  13. iced tea

    iced tea said, almost 4 years ago

    I remember having crushes on male teachers and boys in school and my youth group. Crushes sometimes have positive outcomes. The person you had the crush on becomes a close friend!

  14. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, almost 4 years ago

    Many times when I was in school, I either dated or got to know just as friends young men I had HUGE crushes on. It was always disappointing when they sometimes didn’t live up to the “romantic hype” I had of them in my mind!

  15. diggitt

    diggitt said, almost 4 years ago

    At age 63 I reconnected with some I had adored between the ages of 7 and 18. We have now been together almost four years and it’s easily the best relationship I could ever have imagined—and I have been married three times. We think it’s because we established a relationship of love and trust before hormones got in the way. PS—he and my daughter have a wonderful relationship, and even more amazing, he has a great friendship with my daughter’s dad.

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