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20 Love and Marriage Cartoons That Are Hilariously Accurate

Can you relate to these cartoons about the reality of romance?

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Mutually assured destruction

The best kind of pact is one that involves minimal work. These hilarious work cartoons will help you get through the week.

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"Fax this until you get a yes." cartoon
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Incoming fax

That’s probably not the most romantic option.

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The expert is in

A marriage can only survive if you split up the responsibilities.

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Wedding video, take thirty-six cartoon
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Thirty-sixth time is the charm?

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Love is funny

Their children are named Bonkers and Liposuction.

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Cartoon ‘Lovers Lane, leading to Marriage Cul-De-Sac
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The road to saying “I do”

How many more miles until we turn?

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Love is war

Retreat! Retreat!

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Cartoon about Divorce
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Status update

Are you sure you didn’t block me?!

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P.C. Vey for Reader's Digest

Couples’ party

You know you’re a close couple when you love (and hate) the same people.

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"I know. Let's get a tattoo together." cartoon
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What should we do next?

There’s no room left.

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John Grimes for Reader's Digest

Love at first gripe

Overlooking minor flaws is what love is all about. And if that love turns into a marriage, make sure you know these clever wedding jokes and quotes for the best wedding toast.

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working woman comes homes to messy kitchen cartoon
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Messy kitchen

How many times have I told you to clean up after yourself?

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Frogs in love

Plot twist: One of them is a toad.

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phone cone cartoon
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Stay focused

You should have just kept your phone at home.

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Dan Reynolds for Reader's Digest

Drowning in love

Their lives are literally overflowing with emotion. Don’t miss these cartoons that prove daily life is funnier than any stand-up routine.

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advice tea cartoon
Phil Witte

Not the right advice

A little bit of dark chocolate too goes a long way.

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Martha Gradisher for Reader's Digest


Chapter 11: Great Expectations (and Letdowns) of Marriage. Here are more family life cartoons that will make yours seem less crazy

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break glass cartoon
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We need a plumber

Even if your husband says he knows how to fix the sink, don’t believe him.

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Roy Delgado for Reader's Digest

Love at first byte

Don’t miss these quotes that perfectly capture what it’s like to fall in love, whether that’s in person or online.

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Dan Beyer for Reader's Digest

Oui whee!

No one knows about l’amour better than the French. Check out these cheesy pick-up lines guaranteed to get a laugh (if not love!).