For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Bret Maverick

    Bret Maverick said, over 1 year ago

    You can do both now. I’ve seen it on TV.

  2. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 1 year ago

    And you believe everything on TV “Mr. Garner”?? ;-)

  3. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ellie still believes a woman has to be married to be a mother?

  4. masnadies

    masnadies said, over 1 year ago

    It does help to at least have a boyfriend. It takes a fair amount of cash to have babies without a man

  5. marianmacleod

    marianmacleod said, over 1 year ago

    You can tell this cartoon was penned decades ago! I’m 70, and used to think this way. Now, no one I know says anything like this. And we all know single parents, many of whom have never been married, and are doing great.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    No thoughts for today.

    -
    I have heard that constant exercise done wisely can leave you energized. However taking care of a household doesn’t do the same thing from my observations.

  7. Snoopy_Fan

    Snoopy_Fan said, over 1 year ago

    Truth is, MOST single never-married women are NOT mothers yet. But, I do know a few single parents (male and female) and some are struggling with finances, time management, stress, etc. that would otherwise be shared in a two-parent relationship. In fact, some have the child first then find that they need help so this prompts the single parent to marry practically the first person that comes along. Too many people think primarily about themselves throughout life. They want to have a family “on their own” but this is not usually the best environment for the child.

  8. jerab

    jerab said, over 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    Well said! Stero-typing?

  9. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, over 1 year ago

    No need to be married to be a mother these days. The government has replaced fathers.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @GuiltyBystander

    “No need to be married to be a mother these days. The government has replaced fathers.”

    I’m pretty sure no one has become pregnant after being screwed by the government, so someone else must be the father!

  11. whitet3260

    whitet3260 said, over 1 year ago

    If being screwed by the government made babies, every one of us would have ’em.

  12. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    I think Elly must have forgotten that the woman standing right next to her, Connie Poirier, is a single mom. Connie’s smile in the last panel says it all, “Elly, you doofus.”

  13. renewed1

    renewed1 said, over 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Kids are a lot of responsibility and effort. They are also worth every bit of both.

  14. washingtoneagle

    washingtoneagle said, over 1 year ago

    @renewed1

    AMEN!

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    … so someone else must be the father!

    Say “Male Parental Unit” or, at worst, “Sperm Donor”. There are way too many absentee fathers out there.

    Marraige takes 2 people working hard to make the other happy every day to be a success. Kids really need a good role model for both a male and a female parent to be great parents themselves.

    The absolute best thing a Daddy can do for his kids is to love their Mommy!

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