Tags archives: marriage-ref

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Here We Go Again

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band wants to go on the DASH diet. Last year it was Paleo. The year before that it was Atkins. And on and on and on. Every Jan­u­ary it’s the same. He gets all the books, never reads them, changes every­thing he eats for a few weeks and then quits. […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Tacky Ties

  Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band insists on wear­ing nov­elty hol­i­day ties all sea­son long.  The other 11 months of the year he looks like the well respected busi­ness­man he is.  In the month of Decem­ber, he looks like a doo­fus.  He says it’s shows his “lighter side.”  Can’t he just switch to nov­elty slippers…at […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Should Dad Halt The Hunt

  Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band is a hunter and it really upsets our 5 year old daugh­ter. She doesn’t like the pic­tures of Daddy with the dead ani­mal. She refuses to eat the meat. And she really can’t han­dle a deer hang­ing upside down in our garage. I say her objec­tion should be enough […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Her Status Updates Are Making Him Look Bad

Dear Mike & Liza, My wife is a won­der­ful, beau­ti­ful, accom­plished woman.  In her life she has expe­ri­enced some “set backs” but she con­tin­ues to perser­vere and move for­ward with grace and strength. So it really both­ers me that her sta­tus update on Face­book is fre­quently about how sad she is, or what strug­gle she’s facing. […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Isn't 40 The New 30

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife will turn 40 in two years and she’s already freak­ing out.  Every day she looks in the mir­ror, sighs and says some­thing self dep­re­cat­ing about her crows feet or smile lines or freck­les. Of course I think she’s beau­ti­ful and I tell her that every day. I’m get­ting frus­trated with her bad […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Designer Jeans Drama

Dear Mike & Liza, I’m tak­ing my 16 year old daugh­ter back-to-school shop­ping.  She wants expen­sive jeans.  We can afford them, and frankly, she looks bet­ter in them. I believe buy­ing her the expen­sive jeans will boost her self-confidence, be drama free and allow her to focus on her stud­ies.  My hus­band says jeans have noth­ing to […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Olympic Dream Or Pipe Dream

Dear Mike & Liza Our 10 year old daugh­ter has been watc­ing the Olympic gym­nasts and she says she wants to be one.  My hus­band has been encour­ag­ing her, say­ing things like “If you dream it, you can do it.” I’m wor­ried about a whole list of things — her health — her emo­tional well being — […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Bangs Or No Bangs

Time for the big reveal — What do you think of Jessica’s new do from Niki Young at salon h. davis in Idaho Falls?     Dear Mike & Liza, I’ve had bangs my whole life. I grew them out so my hair was all the same length. Then I cut them again for my wedding. […]