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For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for January 24, 2019

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    oh, Steve, why’d you do it?

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    Black76Manta  3 months ago

    Because he’s dumb and immature.When you have a wife like her, you don’t need anyone else.

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    AlondraRachellaLabute  3 months ago

    Because you know he’s a liar.

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    Because, as you just said….it’s over.

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    tornadoprevention  3 months ago

    You’re sad because of the wasted emotional investment.

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    capricorn9th  3 months ago

    You’re not happy because you know it will happen again, Anne.

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    Anathema Premium Member 3 months ago

    You’re not happy because he cheated on you. You can forgive but you cannot forget.

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    DorothyGlenn  3 months ago

    If she really loves him, give it one more chance. If he cheats again, it’s divorce time.

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    rrrob43  3 months ago

    How many cheaters get caught then stick to the straight and narrow? In my experience not many. Maybe a few but not most.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    The wound may heal but the scar remains. Things have changed in all your relationships forever.

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    M2MM  3 months ago

    In answer to Annie, you aren’t happy because you turned out to be right about something you wish you weren’t.

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    okiejoe  3 months ago

    When she says “It’s over,” which relationship does she mean?

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member 3 months ago

    Because he lies.

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    tripwire45  3 months ago

    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.

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    sheilag  3 months ago

    Because it’s confirmed… and you KNOW he’s not worth the trouble. If it happened this time, it WILL happen again… :-|

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    IndyMan  3 months ago

    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.

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    keltii  3 months ago

    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,

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    Spacetech  3 months ago

    It’s a bicycle often ridden, he needs to go. With Great Expense.

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    jeanie5448  3 months ago

    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.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member 3 months ago

    hard to trust a liar

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    Thechildinme  3 months ago

    Not only hard but essentially foolish.

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    jless  3 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    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.

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    WhoDat  3 months ago

    Such is life…

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    illuminare  3 months ago

    She probably figures that its over for her marriage too.

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    Sakamichi  3 months ago

    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

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    lgusy  3 months ago

    Save the institution of marriage. Legalize prostitution.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Possibly because he lied about never seeing her again?

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    kodj kodjin Premium Member 3 months ago

    This is why daughters need to be taught to be self reliant and prepare themselves to be self supporting.

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    brykard  3 months ago

    Cheated once. Will cheat again. The next time they will be more careful.

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    pchemcat  3 months ago

    Leave Annie, without trust there is no true relationship and you would be a fool to ever trust him again.

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    rowena28 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Never stay with a cheater unless you don’t mind that he will cheat again.

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    Night-Gaunt49  3 months ago

    Divorce is the only out. Then he can pursue all he wants. Till he tires and cheats on the next one too.

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    Mijo94  3 months ago

    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

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    Ginny Premium Member 3 months ago

    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!)

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    basicallystupid15 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Get over it. Boys will be boys.

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    James Lindley Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’ve been in that boat and it was leaky.

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    The Pro from Dover  3 months ago

    Yup. Why stay with someone who doesn’t want to be with you.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 3 months ago

    Not only did my wife cheat, but she took off left me with the kids. And she and her lover didn’t get married.

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    lindz.coop  3 months ago

    Because you are still living with a cheat…that’s why you’re not happy.

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    Sharon L. Smatusek Harris  3 months ago

    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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