For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. g55rumpy

    g55rumpy said, about 3 years ago

    how did they survive during the war(WWII)?

  2. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, caring for the family is a full time job (and you don’t get to clock out and go home).
    Jon should be sharing the chores – including cleaning, cooking and shopping.

  3. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, about 3 years ago

    John nooo….never tell a woman to quit her job. Taking care of a house is definitely a full time job and if we want to work, then we can work. We’re not living in the 20s anymore, we have rights to work just as much as men. How about helping?

  4. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, about 3 years ago

    He who operates without a clue soon gets one.

  5. punmeister

    punmeister said, about 3 years ago

    Her problems are real, but talking to your husband that way too often will corrode any marriage.

  6. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, about 3 years ago

    why say that…?

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Considering how many have been worse off than them then or now, Ellie’s constant complaining and starting fights gets old. It’s very much like one of the Royal Family complaining about how hard it is to be a Royal, or a model complaining how hard it is to be a model.

    One thing that is not realistic is that someone like Ellie wouldn’t have stayed married past about 2 years. Her husband just wouldn’t be able to take the constant attacks, complaining, and violence. At some point, he would start getting tired of it and when she didn’t quit, he’d divorce her.

  8. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 3 years ago

    Great Response, Elly!!! Way to go!!

  9. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    @Jim in CT

    But let’s remember that there are more chores than those. Including garbage, repairs, exterior cleaning, and yes, laundry. It would seem most fair fir both parties to take the total hours they work and divide them up into roughly equal portions. This would include work outside and in the home. Of course, if one party feels something is not necessary while the other does, then it’s on the one who wants it to be done to take that extra chore on. So one might end up working more hours, but only if they insist on certain things.

  10. Bethy85

    Bethy85 said, about 3 years ago

    I’m with Nab on this. All she does is whine and complain. If she quit her job and actually enjoyed her family she would be happy. I don’t have kids yet specifically because we can’t yet afford for me to stay home with them and I refuse to let daycare raise them!

  11. Jenn Lawson

    Jenn Lawson said, about 3 years ago

    SA-LAM!!!! LOL!

  12. jcm1655

    jcm1655 said, about 3 years ago

    I wonder if that’s why Lynn is divorced in real life?

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    @cleokaya (THE FLASH)


  14. bgby4884

    bgby4884 said, about 3 years ago

    The Reason there was such a big push to get women out of the house & into the workforce was because the government wanted to increase the tax base to draw from. And now that they are there in close proximity to other men, the divorce rate has increased. People look at their coworkers & can’t resist!

  15. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    This is part of why my brother is divorced. We grew up in the 60’s when most women still stayed home to raise their kids, and even when our mom went back to work she still did most of the housework with my help. So he got the idea that housework was women’s work and outside work like cutting the grass was men’s work. But by the time he got married most women were working outside the home. He and his wife worked at the same factory so they worked equal hours. But when they got home she had to do all the housework and cooking while he did as he pleased. She became understandably resentful. There were other reasons for their divorce but this was part of it.

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