Cartoons: Marital Malaise

If you’ve been spending a lot of EXTRA time with your spouse lately, you’ll appreciate these vintage cartoons of marital (dis)harmony.

A couple prepare to turn in for the night

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A couple examine their leaking roof
“Just think darling, our first leaky roof, together!”
Rea
September 9, 1950

 

A mother fixes the kitchen sink while talking to her son. Her husband is in the next room sleeping.
“It’s hard to explain, dear. I married your father for sentimental reasons!”
George Wolfe
August 26, 1950

 

Husband stuffs his ears with his tie to drown out the sound of his wife talking on the phone
Tom Henderson
August 19, 1950

 

Husband talks to his wife
“How do you expect me to remember when we got married? I can’t even remember why.”
Ben Roth
August 12, 1950

 

A couple prepare to turn in for the night
“Get a good night’s rest dear. There’s something I want to tell you in the morning.”
Bob Barnes
April 19, 1952

 

Wife argues with her husband
“That’s my last word on the subject. Now to get on to the next topic…”
Goldstein
April 5, 1952

 

Wife places a full trash can in front of her husband in their living room
“Trash night. Just a reminder.”
Stan Hunt
September 30, 1950

 

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