For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 9 months ago

    That should tell you something, Connie! Some guys (or gals) just aren’t ready for marriage…now. ;)

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 9 months ago

    The downside of Ted as presented in the comic strip is he doesn’t want to get married. His other fault is that he loves his mother and values her opinion. In this comic strip, both traits are cardinal sins. He’s a momma’s boy with commitment issues.
    In real life, Connie would probably have a great time with Ted. It’s not like she wants more children before she gets too old. It’s not like she needs his money to survive. We’ve seen in the past Connie talked about how he really liked Lawrence and spending time with him.
    So he doesn’t want to get married. So what?

  3. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    If marriage is a priority for her and it’s not for him, then she should move on. Or it could just be bad timing or the wrong person for one or both. It’s usually men (famously George Clooney), but it happens for women too, where the person says that they don’t want to get married, yet they eventually meet someone else and do get married. Move on, Connie, if marriage is important to you, and things will fall into place.

  4. felinefan55

    felinefan55 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    A friend of my mother (they are both in their 70s) never married. She lived with her mom until her mother passed. She still lives in the house (which btw she was BORN in). When I was a kid she was dating a gentleman who took her all over the world. She has many expensive items of jewelry from him, but not even a promise ring. They must have dated for at least 20 years. I personally think mom’s friend is a lesbian who has never admitted to herself. They are from a VERY religious small town. The few times I remember meeting her I found her pleasant. Of course anyone can be nice for a few hours every other decade! lol

  5. jim12345

    jim12345 said, 9 months ago

    Why do people like felinefan55 allways think people who never get married are queers ? 8^(

  6. westny77

    westny77 said, 9 months ago

    Connie Ted loves John. Time to move on.

  7. Doug Steward

    Doug Steward said, 9 months ago


    There may be many other things other than what FF55 talks about to make her think that. If the percentage of homosexuals has been constant throughout history, then one might suspect why one doesn’t know more people in their 70s and 80s who were gay/lesbian.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    This is another example of how a common turn of phrase like, “on and off relationship,” can lead to a punch line. Unfortunately, colloquial expressions don’t translate well, so my work was more popular in English language newspapers. This can be a problem for the syndicates’ sales reps, so some cartoonists make their dialogue less complicated. Jim Davis, for example, makes sure that Garfield is easily translatable!

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago


    Some people are asexual as in no interest in. Human sexuality is far more complex than most understand it to be.

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 9 months ago


    We’ve also seen Connie desperate for a permanent relationship with a man.

    Another great example of how you pick and choose which strips you want to fit with your own private idea of Lynn’s thoughts and life.

  11. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, 9 months ago

    Phil doesn’t want to buy the cow he just enjoys the milk
    for free.

  12. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, 9 months ago


    Asexuality / low sexual desire are not uncommon. There are also people who choose to confine their sexuality to marriage, so they act as if they were asexual if they don’t marry. Ultimately, her sexuality and whatever she chooses to do with it are strictly her own business.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 9 months ago

    Here’s Connie switched back to an orange hair color.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 9 months ago


    " I personally think mom’s friend is a lesbian who has never …."
    You’ve got my interest!! Let’s hear more about her.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 9 months ago


    She only said that particular one was, but didn’t go into details about why she had suspicions. We don’t know, she could have made a pass at her. That would be evidence enough.

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