Tags archives: dear-mike



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Mike & Liza’s Marriage Ref: Don't Forget The Lyrics

Dear Mike & Liza, My husband sings the wrong lyrics to songs. Not current hits…songs that he’s been singing wrong for up to 20 years. I Google the lyrics for him and tell him what the real words are, but he just keeps belting out his own special version. It’s driving me crazy. Please make […]



Mike & Liza’s Marriage Ref: Team Effort Or Too Bossy

Dear Mike & Liza, My wife posted “our” New Year’s Resolutions on the fridge this morning.  She decided what “our” resolutions were so “we” could work hard to achieve them in 2012. They are the usual, get of debt, eat more vegetables, and spend more time together.  I am just wondering how she got to decide what […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref - What Direction Should The Silverware Point

  Dear Mike & Liza, I love listening to Marriage Ref every week and I NEVER thought I’d have anything for you to decide – but here I am.  My husband has started putting the forks and knives pointing up in the dishwasher.  He has some cockamamie theory about them damaging the plastic basket.  I don’t want […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref - Hoarder or Provider

Dear Mike & Liza, Have you heard that peanuts are going to go up 35% in price?  Apparently my husband has.  He’s been stockpiling jars of peanuts and peanut butter for weeks.  It’s too much!  And we don’t even eat that much peanut butter. Please help. Jennifer, Ammon



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: No Follow Through Or A Nagging Wife

Dear Mike & Liza, My husband has the best intentions, but he’s constantly saying he’s going to do things (clean out the garage, put up the storm windows, replace that outlet) but he doesn’t do them.  When I remind him, he says I’m a nag. What should I do? Nancy, Rexburg 



Is It Wrong To Kill The Hobos?

Dear Mike & Liza, My wife is so anti-killing I’ve stopped hunting and fishing.  Now she wants me to stop killing hobo spiders.  I think they are a danger to our 2 month old son.  AND, they’re just spiders. Tell her she’s nuts. Kevin, IdahoFalls