For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. g55rumpy

    g55rumpy said, over 1 year ago

    how did they survive during the war(WWII)?

  2. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    He who operates without a clue soon gets one.

  5. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    @Kris Bennett

    We’re not living in the 20s anymore
    Give it 7 more years and you will be. By the way, how old are you that you remember working conditions for women in the 20s?

  6. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    I can see John’s perspective. Elly makes next-to-nothing working part-time at the library. The idea is that she does the work in order to make her happy, and yet she seems to be unhapper than ever.

  7. punmeister

    punmeister said, over 1 year ago

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

  8. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, over 1 year ago

    why say that…?

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year 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.

  10. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 1 year ago

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

  11. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, over 1 year ago

    The quesiton is rhetorical since quitting a marriage requires more than just a two weeks notice.

  12. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago


    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.

  13. Bethy85

    Bethy85 said, over 1 year 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!

  14. Jenn Lawson

    Jenn Lawson said, over 1 year ago

    SA-LAM!!!! LOL!

  15. jcm1655

    jcm1655 said, over 1 year ago

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

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