Tags archives: dear-mike



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Cat Conundrum

Dear Mike & Liza, Our cat has dia­betes. She has to have shots twice a day. It’s expen­sive, it’s time con­sum­ing and the cat hates the shots. Our lives revolve around this cat. My hus­band has adjusted his work sched­ule. We can’t go on vaca­tion. And twice a day I feel like I’m tor­tur­ing her. […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Above Ground Fun Or Tacky Eyesore

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band wants an above ground pool. Can you believe it?  I’m not happy about this.  We have a small yard, it takes up too much space and it’s going to kill the entire lawn.  I know it will just fall apart in a year and half, but I don’t want to […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Workout Buddy or Butting In

Dear Mike & Liza, Am I a ter­ri­ble wife?  My hus­band is about 30lbs over­weight and has decided to start work­ing out to drop the pounds.  I already have a gym mem­ber­ship and go to Zumba, or step aer­o­bics or Power Cut with my girl­friends every week­day.  My hus­band has started com­ing to class with me. […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Cyber Spying Or Responsible Parenting

Dear Mike & Liza, My kids both have Face­book accounts and spend a rea­son­able amount of time on them.  I insist on know­ing their pass­word and I check their pages daily.  I mon­i­tor the pic­tures they post, the arti­cles they read, the music they lis­ten to and even the mes­sages they send to their friends. My […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Empty Nest Fail

  Dear Mike & Liza, We recently became empty nesters. I’m enjoy­ing it, my wife not so much. Our son is 27 and has sole cus­tody of his 5 year old daugh­ter. He’s doing okay, but my wife insists he needs our help, and wants our grand­daugh­ter to move in with us. I just want to […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Fun or Frugal

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band wants to spend our tax refund on a fun fam­ily vaca­tion with our kids.  I want to pay bills. He says kids don’t remem­ber pay­ing bills and let’s make some mem­o­ries. We have agreed to let your lis­ten­ers “make the call.” Amber, Rexburg  



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Collectibles or Clutter

  Dear Mike & Liza, My husand is devoted to Star Wars col­lectibles.  Our home has started to look like “The Trou­ble with Trib­bles.”  He has mul­ti­ple dis­play cases but they’re all full and now I have Chew­bac­cas, Yodas and Jab­bas (mint con­di­tion) in my china cab­i­net.  I’d like him to keep his stuff in boxes […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Bail Them Out Or Let Them Fail

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife keeps bail­ing out my kids, time and time again. She’s gone out to buy poster board at 10 p.m. for a school project that’s due the next day. She bought 39 candy bars from a box of 40 that were sup­posed to be sold for a school fundraiser. I want […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Politically Correct or Overbearing

  Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band is very pas­sion­ate about pol­i­tics and he shares his views with every­one — includ­ing my friends. He even gets upset when other peo­ple don’t agree with him. It’s start­ing to feel a lit­tle rude and over­bear­ing. I want to sup­port my hus­band, but I don’t want to alienate […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Home Office Or Homewrecker

  Dear Mike & Liza, My husband’s com­pany moved and offered to let him set up a home office so we didn’t have to move our fam­ily.   At first we were really excited, but now we just seem to be in each oth­ers way.  Our kids are 5 and 3 and don’t under­stand the dif­fer­ence between […]