For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, over 1 year ago

    John . . . just . . .just shut up! Not helping!

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, he’s right. It IS a competition!

  3. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, over 1 year ago


    No, Jon’s only saying what Ellie is thinking.

  4. Bret Maverick

    Bret Maverick said, over 1 year ago

    BenderSastre seems to have hatred-of-men issues.

  5. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And that right there is why so many women from that generation ended up hooked on legal narcotics.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    No thoughts for today.

    But does Ellie think it worth it to compete with the other mothers?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago


    Seems to me a valid observation.

  8. RobinHood2013

    RobinHood2013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Open mouth, insert foot.”

  9. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, over 1 year ago

    I remember when birthday parties became a competition like that. I felt kind of left out ‘cuz I knew I’d never have something that cool. Of course, now: I don’t care.

  10. masnadies

    masnadies said, over 1 year ago

    This generation as well! If you get cheap (or no) goodie bag stuff, have a bad craft, aren’t super-creative and don’t have 10-20 kids at $20 per kid, your party is no good. Many parents are nice about it, but it is all a competition and I am NOT the best Mom.

  11. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 1 year ago

    i see that in Canada in this comic they have the same ideas aka ,competition as in America that competition is what is “life” concept. n,ever about smell the roses and live and love for today, but “mine is better than yours” bs. that is most of our lives and society’s misconstrued sense of values.
    what a waste of life. the one with the most toys wins!

  12. joel

    joel GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The more I read notes and comments on this strip the more I see a lot of bitter women who can’t take a joke, who see banter as insults, who see men as generally stupid, and who have a lot of issues. GET OVER YOURSELVES. there are are ( if these were real people ) thousands of women who would fall all over themselves for a guy like Jon. He has a steady job, supports his family, does not cheat on his wife, and DOES help around the house, is involved with his children. Even when he did the Halloween scare prank he was fooling around, yet no one sympathized when he got his head bashed. Not even the wife. He was not running a round with other women, he was playing a joke on his family, in the spirit of the day. And even when he was checking out the girl on the library, he was just doing what guys do. Ellie probably checks guys out too. they’re married, not dead. Lots of thin skins here.

  13. TedfromNY

    TedfromNY said, over 1 year ago

    Why does Michael have a receding hairline?

  14. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year ago

    I agree the whole thing becomes a competition to see who can throw the best party (in other words spend the most money). It’s so frustrating when you don’t have the money to spend. Even a church potluck becomes this way with the women trying to outdo each other as to what they bring. I’m a competitive person but some things ought not to be a competition!

  15. AnnMarie

    AnnMarie GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    I think it all has to do with their initial reaction and being able to relate to Ellie in certain moments. I am married to a wonderful man and I took his comment as simply that: a commentary on the issue of how mom’s feel the need to impress one another. It was funny. But I am generally happy and satisfied… BUT, if you are unhappy in general, you will see this with a negative p.o.v. and will view John as an @$$ pointing out something that is stressful for Ellie. People superimpose their own beliefs/reactions onto the characters!

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