Tags archives: dear-mike

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Boy Behavior

  Dear Mike & Liza, Our 4 year old son turns every­thing he touches into a gun. Bar­bie doll = gun. Paper towel roll = gun. And if it’s round, he tells me it’s a grenade and then throws in into the other room and shouts “BAM!” I’m try­ing to raise a non vio­lent man […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Juice Fast Fight

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band recently watched a doc­u­men­tary and now wants to go on a 60 day juice fast.  Which means…of course…he wants me to go on a 60 day juice fast too. We have 3 kids under the age of 16 and I still have to make pan­cakes and pack lunches and cook dinner […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Christmas Tradition Trouble

Dear Mike & Liza, My new hus­band has 2 boys from a pre­vi­ous mar­riage, aged 9 and 12.  I have no chil­dren.  This is our first Christ­mas together with the boys.  I hoped to incor­po­rate some of my fam­ily tra­di­tions into our Christ­mas this year, like open­ing one gift on Christ­mas Eve, a spe­cial Christ­mas breakfast […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Hubs Hates Her Hobbit Habit

Dear Mike & Liza, My favorite book of all time is the Hob­bit. I have read it every year since I was ten years old… some­times twice a year. (I’d tell you how many times, but then you could do the math and fig­ure out how old I really am.) I have sev­eral collector’s edi­tions of […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Cruise Scrooge

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band and I bought a cruise for our fam­ily to enjoy in Feb­ru­ary. We planned to present it to our teenage chil­dren for Christ­mas. I want to get my chil­dren lots of lit­tle cruise related gifts — new swim­suits, flip flops, sun­glasses, etc so they will have presents to open […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: She Has Status Update Envy

Dear Mike & Liza, I used to think my hus­band and I were “nor­mal.”  I thought we had a pretty full and fun life.  I see my friends on Face­book are out to din­ner.  They’re at par­ties.  It looks like con­stant fun fun fun.  My hus­band says he’s not going to get off the couch just […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Is Switching Sides Silly

Dear Mike & Liza, I rearranged the fur­ni­ture in our bed­room and now my hus­band is refus­ing to switch sides of the bed.  I still need to sleep clos­est to the bath­room.  That didn’t change.  What’s the big deal? Andrea, Pocatello

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Correspondence Clash

Dear Mike & Liza, My wife won’t send birth­day cards to my mother and sib­lings from me. My mom was always in charge of fam­ily cor­re­spon­dence. I assumed my wife would be too. She sends cards to her fam­ily for spe­cial days, but when it’s my mom’s birth­day I’m expected to buy my own card, […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Is It Time For "The Talk"

  Dear Mike & Liza, Have you seen the Ragu com­mer­cial?  I ask because, that hap­pened to my hus­band and me, last week.  Our chil­dren are 10, 8 and 6.  Our 10 year old sur­prised us dur­ing a roman­tic inter­lude.  My hus­band thinks we should sit down with him and talk about it.  He says our […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Airing Dirty Laundry

Dear Mike & Liza, My wife insists on doing the laun­dry. She makes a big deal out of it. No one is allowed in her laun­dry room. The prob­lem is, she’s bad at it. She doesn’t take things out of the dryer when the buzzer sounds, every­thing is wrin­kled, and I don’t like the way […]