For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for August 21, 2021

  1. 0438aab5 b754 4b25 b41d bb310caeac1d
    GirlGeek Premium Member 10 months ago

    Luckily for you Mike you get to find it two more times

     •  Reply
  2. 8d4e8ad6 4494 4665 8009 edd51c3035f8
  3. Dragon
    Asharah  10 months ago

    Consider yourself lucky Mike, present day it could have turned into a “Martha the Obsessed Stalker” story. Or have I been watching too many episodes of Deadly Women?

     •  Reply
  4. Photo
    dcdete.  10 months ago

    That’s the problem with Michael at that age. He hasn’t learned to listen to what women say. Martha didn’t say she still likes him! Martha said she REALLY wants to get seriously back together with you! Just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!

     •  Reply
  5. A0aa4143 088c 4296 85af e0065b6a9fee
    mrwiskers  10 months ago

    Luckily for you Mike, you got a gem for a mom.

     •  Reply
  6. Skype pic
    Wren Fahel  10 months ago

    A common misconception about love. People think that it is only a “feeling”. Love is an action, and an action that one can choose to exercise every day…or not. The “feeling” is actually “attraction”.

     •  Reply
  7. Fb img 1509486198333
    e.groves  10 months ago

    “Better to have loved and lost, much better.”

     •  Reply
  8. Tommy lee jones look
    Johnnyrico  10 months ago

    Forget Martha. I’ve already been through why.

     •  Reply
  9. Greg backlit
    mindjob  10 months ago

    I could never have discussed girls with my mom

     •  Reply
  10. Avt freyjaw spring48
    FreyjaRN Premium Member 10 months ago

    All emotions are biochemical and are thus transitory. Love is an action, not just an emotion. Love must be fed to stay alive. Yes, my 20th anniversary is early next year.

     •  Reply
  11. Profile msn
    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 10 months ago

    The pressure is off now. You can hang out and do stuff with a friendly girl until she becomes your girl friend again. …or not

     •  Reply
  12. Space thinking emoji 2
    Gerard:D  10 months ago

    Lynn’s Comments:

    But sometimes, that’s just plain impossible.

     •  Reply
  13. Missing large
    hardwickd  10 months ago

    Perfect answer!

     •  Reply
  14. Missing large
    Olddog04  10 months ago

    Farther on down the road. You never know what’s around the curve.

     •  Reply
  15. Missing large
    raybarb44  10 months ago

    She showed you a side of her that you didn’t know she had. Losing that “Loving Feeling” isn’t so bad as it may have prevented you from making an even bigger mistake…..

     •  Reply
  16. Missing large
    nmb41  10 months ago

    Love is a decision. And you make that decision every day.

     •  Reply
  17. Bth baby puppies1111111111 1
    kab2rb  10 months ago

    You keep looking for that special love.

     •  Reply
  18. Martha
    The Martha MacRae Fan Club  10 months ago

    Michael, you feel nothing because it’s obvious you are dead.

     •  Reply
  19. Missing large
    this is summerdog  10 months ago

    You fall in and out of love too many times, and you begin to get discouraged, and are in danger of giving up.

     •  Reply
  20. Missing large
    The_Great_Black President  10 months ago

    Hello police? Yes, we want to report a missing person by the name of Elly Patterson. Said person has been likely kidnapped and replaced by an impostor. How so? Because this woman was reassuring and did not lose her temper. Elly Patterson would get frantic, saying “I WORRY!” or “In my day, everything went right!”. Situation was where Michael Patterson (son of missing woman) reported failed relationship, and this woman did not lose her stability. Elly Patterson would scream “Why can’t you do anything right?” or “How am I supposed to boast to the other moms when something like this happens to you??”

     •  Reply
  21. Missing large
    cmxx  10 months ago

    Somehow I thought Elly meant that two people keep loving each other by finding (nurturing) the love they have for each other again and again, every day. Not that one person falls in love with person after person after person.

     •  Reply
  22. Missing large
    kamoolah  10 months ago

    I wonder if Michael being a secret pornography fan had anything to do with it. We see Martha still looks like she did before, yet Michael thinks she does not look the same. Pornography is infamous for airbrushing and creating unrealistic images that are far unlike what women in the real world look like.

     •  Reply
  23. Americauna chicks 1 week 003
    howtheduck  10 months ago

    Comments from Elly that would make John nervous.

     •  Reply
  24. Copyright boats
    tinstar  10 months ago

    Mike’s at the age when “love” rips your heart out, which is bad enough, but then, kicks it under the car, and that can make someone tend to lose any feeling for that person… yup, been there, done that.

     •  Reply
  25. Picture
    CoreyTaylor1  10 months ago

    Well, we all know Elly’s love for her children is an illusion. She’d much rather have a spotless house and 10 unpaid servants to order around!

     •  Reply
  26. Missing large
    mollywcooper  10 months ago

    That’s very true!

     •  Reply
  27. Image
    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 10 months ago

    Good advice, Mom!

     •  Reply
  28. Picture
    Silenced Victim Premium Member 10 months ago

    “What’s wrong Mike? You’re awfully quiet.” – Strange. I thought Kelly liked kids quiet?

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From For Better or For Worse