Giving Up After Marriage (Cartoon)

Give Up After Marriage Cartoon

This cartoon was inspired by Sunday’s post regarding the article that said people who have sex or exercise infrequently are more prone to heart attacks.  Of course in Sunday’s toon, I poke fun at the guy.  But I am an equal opportunity offender so thought it was the ladies turn.

The one thing I constantly tell my wife in the years since we got married is:

Thank you for not giving up!

I mean how many women (and men) nab their significant other and after the “I do’s” just stop trying.  Stop taking care of themselves, stop being interested in what the other has to say, and in the case above stop caring whether or not they will scare the crap out of their spouse by how they dress/look.

I worry for the future husband of this Bearmaniac.  I mean if she is going for the mud mask look now on public video, heaven help the future Mr. Blunt Delivery. 

Click here to see the video on her blog in full color.   And while you are there, ask her why she doesn’t use the mud on her forehead or upper lip.  She loves those questions.

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  1. bschooled says:

    At least she cares about how she looks to others.

    It’s funny how every time women (including myself) break up with a guy, suddenly we care about things like working out, wearing clean clothes, shaving our legs, etc.

    I think Blunty looks hawt.

  2. AHHHHHHHHHHHhhh hahahahaha!

    i’m starting to think you like making an example outta me.

    but, you know, if my life can be used to help others, then i freely sacrifice myself. Even if it is as a What Not To Do guide.

    P.S. You’re a punk. Hopefully your wife never stopped reminding you of that EITHER!

    • Bearman says:

      You are a role model. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good.

      And yes my wife calls me everything in the book. We like to call each other names in jest so if we ever use them when we are truly angry it loses the effect.

  3. Oh, and the funny thing is, before i read the entire post, and i had just seen the cartoon i was laughing cus i am CURRENTLY wearing a face mask as I type this. I thought the cartoon was an inconspicuous jab.

    But then, lo, i saw the rest of the post and realized it was indeed a very direct jab.

    just how i like it

  4. p.s.s. i hate rollers.

    my hair is too long and they get all tangly. so booya.

  5. Jillsy Girl says:

    aww…but blunt is even cute with the mask ON!! 🙂

  6. Friggin Loon says:

    Mask on , mask off….men are never happy 🙂

  7. Binky says:

    Being an artist means you can be eccentric and not worry about letting yourself go.

  8. Blunty makes scary beauty masks look good.


  9. lisleman says:

    Isn’t there a Billy Joel song about the mask we wear. “…we all have a face that we hide away ….”

  10. Whoa… where did I comment…?

  11. Caz says:

    I probably look better with the mask on. For that matter, I guess I should mask my whole body. 🙂

  12. Gavin says:

    The poor dude’s damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t!

  13. Bo Lumpkin says:

    You gotta keep tryin’, You have it work at it every day. Even after 40 years, Too many get tired and quit.

  14. PS Join the “Sick Days” final chapter appeal at my place!!

  15. MJ says:

    Ha,ha,ha! What a hoot!

  16. Colleen says:

    Well, she’s doin’ the mask and the rollers in an attempt to look good, but for later (and for who one would ask.) I think maybe the muslim women are on to something. They look like walking tents while goin about their normal business and when they get home in the evening they break out the makeup and the hot outfits for hubby only.

    I’ve often thought of getting one of those Islamic female things (the nice flowy ones from east asia, not the Afghan style ones that look like black tents) and then maybe people would want me for my brains not my body. 🙂

  17. HAHAHA!
    So funny, Bearman!
    My wife just used one of those ‘masks’ (two nights ago). They always FREAK ME OUT! I think she knows that, and enjoys messing with me. Cruel and unusual punishment. 🙂

  18. Tony McGurk says:

    I don’t think she would look that great without the green muck mask, look at that long beaky nose. She’s just scary all round. The cartoon lady not Blunt Delivery I mean

  19. Tony McGurk says:

    Perhaps Husbands should apply green full body masks & beat the women at their own game. Actually that sounds kinda kinky…

  20. DadaHyena says:

    I’m looking at the woman in bed’s facial features (sloped nose, jutting chin, wide eyes) and all I can think of is Al Hirschfeld’s caricatures of Bob Hope.

    I guess the guy isn’t feeling very, uh, “hopeful” right now.

  21. Brad says:

    Just close your eyes and go!

  22. My wife and I have been very honest with each other. She’s asked if I would still love her if she got fat and didn’t care how she dressed and never wore make-up. And I answer, “Yes…but less.”

    • Bearman says:

      And honesty is the best policy in any marriage. I just tell my wife she has to keep looking better than me. If she falls below that standard we are both in trouble.

  23. My wife puts that stuff on her face but never come to bed with it on. To be honest though, if she had that on her face I would still, well you know 🙂

  24. Gruff Guano says:

    I’ve said it before, “if you marry a swamp witch, one day you’ll reap the muck”.

    (The drawing. Not the picture.)

  25. jynksie says:

    Do you wanna start writing for the Hodge Blog there buddy boy?!? *smirk*

    I do agree, the longer you’ve been married, the more complacent you become with yourself and your relationship. The next thing you know, you’ve gained 40lbs, developed an addiction to online porn… or so those numerous article claim! *cough*

  26. George says:

    My wife and I struggle daily not to get caught in the rut of “I’ve got ’em now, I can stop ‘applying’ for the job.” I know she would want me to put my best foot forward the same as I expect from her. The love part comes from the fact that even if she didn’t do anything special, she will always be my sweet thang!

  27. You are too funny. I was laughing out loud. Man I needed that this friday! Thanks

    • Bearman says:

      Well you could have gotten that laugh 2 days ago when I posted it..haha

      j/k you know I appreciate it whenever you stop by.

  28. Nate Fakes says:

    Quick resolution: Give wife the credit card = in the clear

  29. Well, people always say the cure for sex is marriage…

  30. This is why I always sneak out afterwards. My heart can’t take waking up to that after a night of activity.

  31. Awesome. Great take on the subject. Another perfect cartoon.

  32. Sheila Deeth says:

    Ah, we all wear masks, but do we exercise?

  33. 25BAR says:

    Don’t believe everything you read! LOL!


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