For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 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.
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    A girl I loved in junior high/high school once talked of going into the mission field, was academically in the top.
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    And by her junior year was getting stoned and worse.
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    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.
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    Crushed is probably the word for what you feel.

  2. Tog

    Tog said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

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

  3. Jean

    Jean said, about 2 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, about 2 years ago

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

  5. nemo5012

    nemo5012 said, about 2 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. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I have to admit, when I had a crush on a boy in school, it lasted through rejection, embarrassment, and blatant teasing. When it eventually wore off, it was gone for good. I don’t see a lot of difference in the way I handle my relationships now!

  7. John Pike

    John Pike said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    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”.

  8. exturk

    exturk said, about 2 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!

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    I had one crush. Never got to even be friends with her. But it is gone but I still have memories of it and the silly things I did.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I must say you have an extraordinary memory for names and faces. Plus the incredible luck to just happen to pick up a news paper etc. Amazing.
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    More people are ruined by the Drug War’s penal approach to a medical condition than the drugs themselves. You are marked for life.

  11. BROOKfan

    BROOKfan said, about 2 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.

  12. Ghille

    Ghille GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @sjsczurek

    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?

  13. Walrus Gumbo

    Walrus Gumbo GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Had a crush on a girl in high school. I finally got the nerve to ask her out. She placed so much emphasis on her beauty that apparently she had no time to develop an attractive personality. What a boring dud! Fantasies should be left at that, reality is a cruel teacher!

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

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

  15. Meowlin

    Meowlin said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    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.

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