How to Help Someone with Their Relationship Problems

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Reader Comments (43)

Please tell me you've never had the conversation in panel 4 with a real person. I'd rather believe such a person doesn't really exist.

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRadien

Whoa, Scott--how long have you known my ex-wife?

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Maniscalco

i didnt end as i expected it to ... but still good ... :)

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersubcorpus


May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDEEJ

Why do you keep making strips about my life? Curse you for making my awkward social dilemmas so dang funny!

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah


May 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

There are some people who aren't happy unless you aren't happy. I used to think those people were called women. Now, I know that statement is what is called "actionable"

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBill Harting

I think she just needs to readjust her definition of a romantic comedy. Her husband probably would prefer a romantic comedy like Stripes. Stripes keeps the comedy more in the lead with the romance secondary, plus it mixes in guns, explosions, and mud wrestling.

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHari

oh, so YOU're who's been spending time "studying" my wife...

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYA

"Women" is too broad*, Bill. Those people are called "wives" or sometimes "girlfriends".

* pun non-intended

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

Wow, I think we've all felt the wrath of this scenario before. Great stuff :)

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick


May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Scott, did you date all of my ex's before you married your wife? ;)

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Thanks for taking a shit on my life. :(

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralec

This is easily your best yet, well, since your previous best yet. I can't think how one guy can imagine this much awesome, so I can only assume that you're a team of writers employed by a multinational corporation that is about to launch some product or another.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimon

I was thinking 'en, OK cartoon' until the last panel BANG great cartoon! I sent it to my wife of 38 years & asked if this was the secret to our long marriage. She thought it was great too.

And, Bill, you win the comments with:
There are some people who aren't happy unless you aren't happy. I used to think those people were called women. Now, I know that statement is what is called "actionable"

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSillyus

The second (and the third to an extent) panel had me laughing so much I had trouble breathing. Awesome as usual.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsa

Every panel an LOL. Gold, I tell you!

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYes, I am Tubby

Also, do I get a referral fee for observing my life then making a comment out of it?

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralec

Hahaha, I love panel 2. And I always enjoy when Scott uses the pointing version of himself, like in panel 3. You know his words are wise, he's gesturing!

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRay

Great comic! Some day you should tell us who all the people are that posed for your sketches. It might be interesting.

On a slightly related note, are you aware that the GoogleAd right now, right next to your comic, is for a website called "" advertising "Nice Thai Women" where you can browse photos? I just thought it was funny. Heck, you might be able to get a comic out of the whole GoogleAds thing. At least its not another ad for Evony!

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBill

I like the comic, but the comments are getting a bit sexist.

The wonderful thing about homosexual marriage is that it teaches you these problems are not dependent on gender.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheherazahde

This is hilarious, I love your comics. I even have you yelling 'your hide will make a fine poncho' as my background.
Keep up the good work buddy - although calling it 'work' devalues it, as its evidently huge fun.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZeagleFiend

This is a great one, Scott.

Nice work.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMick Theebs

I with Sheherazahde: "those people" aren't women, "those people" are soon-to-be exes, both genders.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

If I met a woman who looked like the one in Panels 1 or 4, I would quickly run away.

Otherwise, great strip. Acting lessons! LOL.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterittarter

I could have sworn I wrote the book on "People Talking At You"... Scott, did you steal my rough draft on that? I could have sworn I have all this 10 years ago...

Very Nice Scott..

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMick

So now it all makes sense.

You've been dating my wife, which is why she's divorcing me.

Thanks. And condolences.

And why?

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMykle

Scott, are you REALLY that bald?

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimon

Love this one!

Not sure on the "tone" of the comment regarding this day's comic being sexist, but the word "sexist" is typically employed in a negative connotation. Of course this topic is sexist! There are generalities about the sexes that apply. It is why they are called "generalities". Nothing wrong with it when applied to a situation that is made up. It is only a problem when people apply those generalities to a specific individual when they don't know know the individual.

If you take a strip like this personally, you are saying that the author is saying this is true about your life. I guess that does credit to Scott for doing a comic strip so well that people think he is talking about them specifically.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Third on that notion of Sheherazahde's. Though mine was with another girl. An Ex now ~DX
This is a damn funny comic though, I would send it to her, would it not piss her off. Might still anyway >:D

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadyAime

Scott, really funny yet again. That poor young wife/mom is really representative of so many people I've met! It never seemed this funny when talking to them, before. I hope I don't snort the next time I get stuck in a conversation with one.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

"Buy him some acting lessons"...a good gift for any occasion.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike F

I nearly died laughing at the final punchline to this one. Hilarious!

May 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMystrana

i think part of the problem in the third box is that she's taking him to 2 hour long romantic comedies. no wonder he's following asleep

if only she'd take him to 90 minute long romantic comedies, he'd only be asleep for a third of the film

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Nolte

good comic, and interesting, mmmyes...

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoy

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June 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

I'm married and my husband and I don't see romantic comedies together unless they involve a female he wants to bang. I'm okay with this. Mostly we see movies we both want to see and I redbox the romantic comedies and watch them alone. The idea is to marry someone who is reasonable and has reasonable expectations. Hard to find though...

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

"Please tell me you've never had the conversation in panel 4 with a real person. I'd rather believe such a person doesn't really exist."

As a Pastor (yes who reads comics) let me assure that the panel 4 conversation happens all the time.

June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnathoth

Scott, what's wrong with her hands?

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFan
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