Tags archives: dear-mike



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Who Whacks The Weeds

  Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band and I are fight­ing about yard work. I like to mow the lawn. I do NOT like to use the weed whacker. He insists that mow­ing is his job and I should just do the trim­ming. I really, really hate the weed whacker. Should I just call a […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Whose Hair Is It

  Dear Mike & Liza, My 9 year old daugh­ter wants a short hair­cut, but Daddy thinks it should be left long.  It’s sum­mer.  It’s going to get hot.  She has to take care of it her­self.  She’s going to be in the pool all sum­mer.  It’s her hair!  I want to take her to my salon today, but […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Bathmat Brawl

  Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band won’t hang up the bath­mat. I’ve asked him a mil­lion times since we got mar­ried in 2010 and he’s never done it once. Every time I men­tion it he says “Oh, I’ll remem­ber tomor­row.” He never does. Last night I was kind of harp­ing on him and he […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Baby Talk Or Smack Talk

Dear Mike & Liza, My wife is mak­ing fun of our baby. I know she’s jok­ing, but I think she’s going to do real dam­age. She coos at him and says “Why can’t you take out the trash? You don’t do any­thing around here.” When shes chang­ing him she does it again. “You made a […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Disgusting Digestion Discussion

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band just turned 40 and now views food only in terms of his diges­tive health. He talks about it in detail all the time. We went out to din­ner with friends, and he ordered extra broc­colli, explain­ing the ben­e­fits of fiber to the whole table. He ended by quot­ing the phrase, “death […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: More Mother In Law Troubles

  Dear Mike & Liza, I’m totally intim­i­dated by my Mother-In-Law.  She’s very nice and I don’t think she’s ever really tried to make me stress out, but I still do.  My hus­band keeps telling me to relax around her and just enjoy our time together.  I can’t seem to do that.  I’m dri­ving myself, my husband, […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Keep Complaining Or Quit

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife needs to quit her job.  She comes home from work every night and com­plains, com­plains, com­plains about her job.  It’s not like she’s a top exec­u­tive at a for­tune 500 com­pany.  She works in retail.  She can get another job sell­ing clothes. I’m just tired of hear­ing her complain […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Should A Spouse Have Password Privacy

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife and I have a dis­agree­ment about pri­vacy and tech­nol­ogy.  She says that she shouldn’t have to share her phone, email and Face­book pass­words with me.  I say if she doesn’t have any­thing to hide, it shouldn’t be a prob­lem.  It’s not that I don’t trust her, it’s just that […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Healthy Habits Or Dangerous Dieting

Dear Mike & Liza, Have you heard the news story about the mom who put her 7 year old daugh­ter on a diet?  Our 9 year old son is also over­weight.  I want to help him cre­ate a diet plan and learn how to man­age and con­trol food.  My hus­band says putting a child on a […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Home Tour Troubles

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife gives “the tour” of our house every time guests come over.  I think it’s really strange.  She’ll say “would you like the tour” and then show them every room.  They don’t want to see that.  I think there should be pub­lic areas of our house — the kitchen, the […]