Tags archives: dear-mike



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Let There Be Christmas Light

    It’s a Marriage Ref first – both parties wrote to us and agreed to accept your call as the new rule in their home.  We can’t wait to find out what you decide.   Dear Mike & Liza, It’s time for our annual Christmas Light Fight.  This year my husband and I agreed […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Too Sexy For Spouse

  Dear Mike & Liza, It’s Halloween, and you know what that means – my wife is going to dress like a tramp.  Why are all the Halloween costumes “Sexy?”  Sexy cop – sexy maid – sexy superhero.  My wife is beautiful and funny and talented.  And most of all, she’s modest.  But at Halloween, […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: No Halloween For Hubs

  Dear Mike & Liza, Our boys are 12 and 10 and are very excited about going trick or treating in their Duck Dynasty costumes this year. My husband is ALSO very excited. He wants to be another one of the Duck Dynasty guys (I have no idea which one) and go out with the […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Gift Guilt

Dear Mike & Liza, My husband won’t stop buying me presents. He doesn’t wait until special occasions. He brings home presents at least once a week. Sometimes it’s perfume. Sometimes it’s clothes. The latest is a pasta maker. When it’s my birthday or Christmas, it never feels like a special occasion. I feel guilty that […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Sports Or Spouse

  Dear Mike & Liza, It’s football season and that means I’m single again.  Not really, but it feels like it.  My husband only cares about people wearing shoulder pads and helmets now, and I can’t get any attention at all.  He doesn’t do chores.  He doesn’t want to go out.  And the only conversation […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Does It Always Have To Be Fair

Dear Mike & Liza, I just did back to school shopping with my kids.  I have a girl in High School and a boy in Jr. High.  I spent about $300 on clothes and accessories for my daughter.  My son only got about $100 worth of jeans, shirts and new sneakers.  My husband says that’s […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Hardcore Parkour

Dear Mike & Liza, Our son has always played team sports with limited success.  He’s been in baseball, basketball and football.  He’s having fun and getting exercise and learning important team things, but he’s never going to be in the NFL if you know what I mean. Recently he’s discovered American Ninja Warrior and asked […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Decisions Decisions

  Dear Mike & Liza, My husband is angry with me.  He says I make all the decisions.  I don’t know what to say other than “of course I make all the decisions!”  I’m the one that runs this house and organizes this life.  I decide who is driving the kids to what event.  I […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Isn't 40 The New 30

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife will turn 40 in two years and she’s already freaking out.  Every day she looks in the mirror, sighs and says something self deprecating about her crows feet or smile lines or freckles. Of course I think she’s beautiful and I tell her that every day. I’m getting frustrated with […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: How Should They Celebrate

Dear Mike & Liza, This summer my wife and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. She wants to renew our vows and have a big party. She is looking at Pinterest and talking about what food should be catered and asking if we should get a band or a DJ. I don’t think we […]