oh, Steve, why’d you do it?
Because he’s dumb and immature.When you have a wife like her, you don’t need anyone else.
Because you know he’s a liar.
Because, as you just said….it’s over.
You’re sad because of the wasted emotional investment.
You’re not happy because you know it will happen again, Anne.
You’re not happy because he cheated on you. You can forgive but you cannot forget.
If she really loves him, give it one more chance. If he cheats again, it’s divorce time.
How many cheaters get caught then stick to the straight and narrow? In my experience not many. Maybe a few but not most.
The wound may heal but the scar remains. Things have changed in all your relationships forever.
In answer to Annie, you aren’t happy because you turned out to be right about something you wish you weren’t.
When she says “It’s over,” which relationship does she mean?
Because he lies.
Yeah, he says it’s over, and even if it is, there’s a whole lot of healing that still has to go on…or not.
Because it’s confirmed… and you KNOW he’s not worth the trouble. If it happened this time, it WILL happen again… :-|
Just because the strip is titled ‘For Better or Worse’ doesn’t mean you have to bring ‘the worse’ into the strip—it supposed to b a FUNNY strip, the last week it has been a ‘downer’, Ms. Johnston.
mine tried the blame game, it was over the phone, I gave him the timeline of events, he went quiet, then got angry, then told me I’ll never get anywhere in life. That was 20 yrs ago, he’s working on his 4th marriage,
It’s a bicycle often ridden, he needs to go. With Great Expense.
Because you know he is not telling the truth. He may stop seeing her for a while but he will go back to her so you are better off dumping him now and getting on with your life.
hard to trust a liar
Not only hard but essentially foolish.
I ended this story far too soon. I knew the answer to Annie’s question and it was: “Because it’s not over.” If an affair has ended the chance that another will begin is all too possible, and in my own experience, probable. When a partner is dissatisfied for whatever reason, is able to lie successfully and get away with it, then the excitement of another conquest often becomes too tempting to resist.
Such is life…
She probably figures that its over for her marriage too.
The marriage has been changed forever because of this betrayal/ You may forgive Steve but you will never forget. It will never be the same
Save the institution of marriage. Legalize prostitution.
Possibly because he lied about never seeing her again?
This is why daughters need to be taught to be self reliant and prepare themselves to be self supporting.
Cheated once. Will cheat again. The next time they will be more careful.
Leave Annie, without trust there is no true relationship and you would be a fool to ever trust him again.
Never stay with a cheater unless you don’t mind that he will cheat again.
Divorce is the only out. Then he can pursue all he wants. Till he tires and cheats on the next one too.
Because it was true, that’s why. When the truth comes out, it changes things. It changes how you see things and…how you see people. I’m really sorry that this happened Anne
So he cried. Big deal. Probably cried because he got caught, and was too much of a wimp to defend his decision to cheat in the first place. Once a cheater, always a cheater. I know. I had one of them. (learned later he cheated on his first wife and his third – hope he got an STD!)
Get over it. Boys will be boys.
I’ve been in that boat and it was leaky.
Yup. Why stay with someone who doesn’t want to be with you.
Not only did my wife cheat, but she took off left me with the kids. And she and her lover didn’t get married.
Because you are still living with a cheat…that’s why you’re not happy.
You’re unhappy because you married a selfish jerk and you just now can’t deny it anymore. Also you know that the first time a cheater cheats is the hardest and it gets easier each more time — the threshold has been lowered.
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