For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, 7 months ago

    Nicotine must be acting up again.

  2. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, 7 months ago

    Um, what?

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Smoking would not be a deal breaker for me, because there would never be a proposed deal. I would not even go out with a smoker.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 7 months ago

    Let me see if I get this. Georgia put up with Phil being an ogre as he was giving up smoking, because she promised herself she wouldn’t marry a man who smokes. Hum. I am not sure how those go together. It makes it seem like Phil proposed and Georgia told him to quit smoking or she would not agree to marry him. Only it’s pretty obvious Phil hasn’t proposed.

    Maybe Georgia is saying that for her to continue to see Phil as a potential husband, he had to give up smoking, and his potential as a husband was more important to her than his treating her kindly as he was giving up smoking. The message I am getting is, “Ladies, it’s OK to take abuse from your future husband as long as he is giving you something you want.” Can this be right? If so, I don’t think I agree with Georgia. I wouldn’t want to take abuse from my spouse, even if I was getting something in return.

  5. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, 7 months ago

    @howtheduck

    You’re getting an awful lot of stew out of one oyster.

  6. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    And aren’t Phill and Georgia already living together?

  7. gkid

    gkid said, 7 months ago

    I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t want
    this man for any thing. 1) He’s
    a jerk. 2) He smokes (enough said).
    I could go on from there, but let’s
    leave it there.

  8. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 7 months ago

    @TheSkulker

    Yes.

  9. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 7 months ago

    Oh Oh the “M” word.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 7 months ago

    Wow. Talk about gender reversal for not wanting marriage. When I was in college, if a guy even hinted at marriage, she’d drop him. More parties to go to…

  11. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, 7 months ago

    So, in other words, Georgia sees Phil as a project, a lump of clay she can mold into her ideal mate. Might take a while, but if he responds correctly (that is, obediently) to her making his quitting smoking a condition of the relationship, they can then move on to the next step in his re-education. And yes, there will be a next step, because (as the great Jerry Weinberg once said) “once you solve your number one problem, number two gets a promotion.”

  12. puggles

    puggles GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    This is why you don’t live together before marriage. Why should he change? She’s already accepted him the way he is and he’s getting what he wants. If you can’t be happy on your own, you need to work on you. Never expect someone to change to make you happy.

  13. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 7 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    I’d like to give him a fist through that big mouth of his!!!

    John or Phil? ;-D

  14. Ralph Fisher

    Ralph Fisher GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    best laugh of the day

  15. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 7 months ago

    I don’t think she should marry him even if he does manage to quit for good, he could always go back. My dad did. There’d always be that risk. As for living together I agree with puggles. Living together is a great deal for the man and a lousy deal for the woman as she’s probably doing all the so called “wifely duties” (meaning laundry, cooking, housework) while he gets all the benefits of marriage without any of the responsibility. Couples who live together usually both work so what does she get out of it? Zilch.

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