We all love Blondie and her husband Dagwood. This comic strip has been a part of my childhood. As I look back at the stories and the misadventures of the couple, these are the things I learned from them that I can now apply in my married life:
Fighting for your love
Dagwood really loved Blondie. Dagwood was set to become the next in line to the Bumstead Locomotive leadership, but his family did not want him to marry Blondie because they see her as somewhat below their class. But Dagwood did not want to leave Blondie. And they got married. They may not be able to go Amsterdam top sightseeing (bring along the Amsterdam city sightseeing map with you so you won't get lost!) or shop online, but I am sure that they are happy with each other.
Be ready to compromise
Both Dagwood and Blondie had work. Dagwood decided to work for J.C. Dithers & Company as a manager at a filefactory premium. Blondie, on the other hand, runs a catering business. Living in a middle-class life means needing to compromise with regard to time at work and at home. Sometimes, you also have to give more effort and time to help the other person. In the case of Blondie, she sometimes asks Dagwood for help. And Dagwood complies.
Have time for your family
No matter how much you want to make money, parents should have time for their children. Dagwood and Blondie have two kids, Alexander and Cookie. And they grew up to be good children. Alexander imitates the look that his father has while Cookie gets her style from Blondie. Whether it is intentional or not, I know that both of them have been great examples as parents to their children that they want to be like their parents.
Submit to authority
Dagwood had such an annoying and very irritable boss. He constantly whines about everything that is happening in the workplace. And most of the time, he puts the blame on Dagwood. But Dagwood still respects authority. He follows the instructions of his boss and does his best to finish his work. He may be forgetful or lazy in nature but I know that he has the best intentions in helping his boss.