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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]