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 that […]



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, she […]



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 he’s […]



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 not […]



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 if […]



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 decide […]



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 her bad […]



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 should […]