Panel 1: Seconds later, Annie is sitting at the table with head in hands as Elly expresses disbelief about what she just said about Steve having an affair. Anne might not be happy about how things turned out but at least she can take comfort in the fact that Elly said "COME ON!!! What makes you think Steve would do a thing like that?" instead of dropping the "HONESTLY!!" bomb.
Panel 2: Anne tells Elly that a woman knows when something like this is happening. Steves' 'late nights at work', his 'weekends or two out of town', a new aftershave, a tie she doesn't remember buying him all add up to something suspicious.
Panel 3: She is this positive that Steve is a cheating cheater who cheats. Elly then says that she should come right out and confront him.
Panel 4: Anne responds to that be saying something that destroys any chance that Elly could ever really sympathize with her: "I can't, El....What if I'm wrong?!"
Summary: This, of course, is meant to make Anne look weak, vacillating, overly ready to give a right bastard the benefit of the doubt and thus unworthy to be Friends With The Pattersons. The problem is that Anne is clean out of easy choices that will make her happy because she can either believe his denial if he lies and continue to be made a fool of or deal with the horrible choices her being right leaves her if he confesses. Since Lynn/Elly are kids really, Anne looks like a garbage person because black and white have turned into shades of grey.