For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, over 3 years ago

    but the kid has a point !!!!! 8^)

  2. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    she goes out to exercise to have some adult conversation with other women that are there for the same thing. They walk on the treadmill and talk about their lives, children, husbands, parents, and such,it gives them a way to voice concerns and get advice and opinions from other women with the same issues. Also to get away from John and his snerky commnets. lol

  3. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 3 years ago

    Why would she want to exercise at home and listen to John’s snarky remarks? Besides which he wouldn’t be too thrilled at the cost of some of those exercise machines.

  4. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    Not only John but the kids would be constantly interrupting her “Mom? Can you do this for me? Mom, can you do that for me?”

  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe that’s why I do all my workouts at home: free weights and crunches etc on one day and elliptical and dance on the next (so something every day) . No one here to interrupt – and if my man comes to visit, He’d give me plenty of excercise, as he does when I travel to visit him. ;-D

  6. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    This is true. I exercise longer if a friend suffers with me. My favourite exercise still …is shopping.

  7. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    misery loves motivation

  8. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 3 years ago

    “And she wouldn’t have to put up with John’s snarky comments”
    Susan, you do realize your daily “snarky” comments about John are much worse than his. You have said you are not married. I am sure all men are glad you didn’t. None of us would want to put up with your snarky comments.

  9. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 3 years ago

    Without support from friends there is small incentive to exercise at home as seen by the number of donated exercise equipment donated to charities after being used a
    few times. It’s not just snarky remarks from either spouse,
    it’s also interruptions from the exercise regimen.

  10. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    I think John’s right: when it comes to something like exercising, misery really DOES love company! I don’t know about anyone else, but I find it a whole lot easier to do a dreaded chore of any kind if there’s someone there by my side that’s “suffering” right along with me!!!!! ;-)

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    She seems to be in good company; sometimes the negativity on this forum kind of takes my breath away.

    I figure most of these negative posters have either never married, or have never kept a marriage going very long. No marriage could survive the hypersensitivity of some of these people.

    In communication terms, John doesn’t seem any less sensitive than most husbands, nor does Ellie. Whatever might have destroyed Lynn’s marriage, John’s and Ellie’s seem to be pretty typical of successfully long married people.

    I enjoy the comic, but I often skip comments altogether. I find the snarky posts tiresome.

  12. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago

    He who never tried, never did.

  13. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 3 years ago

    People who have a good marriage (like myself) see the dialogue in this strip (and others) and see playful banter

    My wife and I banter all the time and it’s a sign of how much we love each other, although the words themselves taken out of context might seem negative to someone who doesn’t *get" it

    People bring their own lives and issues to GoComics and their comments can be quite revealing about their lives, enough to make me feel very sorry for the miserable lives some of these people must be living

  14. westny77

    westny77 said, over 3 years ago

    Working out at gym is a maintenance thing and has to be done about 4 to 5 times a week to stay in shape. John looks like crap. So there u have it folks he does not go to gym.

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    Not only John but the kids would be constantly interrupting her “Mom? Can you do this for me? Mom, can you do that for me?”

    Ain’t that the truth!
    I remember the show, Wonder Years, where Mom never ate a hot supper. She was always getting something that somebody didn’t see on the table and thought they had to have.
    I always thought she should’a said, “Fridge is over there. Go get it.”

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