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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Should A Spouse Have Password Privacy

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife and I have a dis­agree­ment about pri­vacy and tech­nol­ogy.  She says that she shouldn’t have to share her phone, email and Face­book pass­words with me.  I say if she doesn’t have any­thing to hide, it shouldn’t be a prob­lem.  It’s not that I don’t trust her, it’s just that […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Healthy Habits Or Dangerous Dieting

Dear Mike & Liza, Have you heard the news story about the mom who put her 7 year old daugh­ter on a diet?  Our 9 year old son is also over­weight.  I want to help him cre­ate a diet plan and learn how to man­age and con­trol food.  My hus­band says putting a child on a […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Home Tour Troubles

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife gives “the tour” of our house every time guests come over.  I think it’s really strange.  She’ll say “would you like the tour” and then show them every room.  They don’t want to see that.  I think there should be pub­lic areas of our house — the kitchen, the […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: A Walkman In an iPod World

  Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band owns and uses a Sony Walk­man.  The kids and I bought him a 16 gig iPod Touch for Christ­mas.  The other day I saw him shov­el­ing the dri­ve­way and lis­ten­ing to his Walk­man.  When I asked him why he wasn’t using the iPod he said “I like this one […]

 

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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: Whose Parents Are Worth More

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band has made a lovely, thought­ful, per­sonal and quite frankly expen­sive gift for his par­ents this Christ­mas.  When I told him I plan to spend the same amount of money on my par­ents he said he didn’t see why that was nec­es­sary.  He says the par­ents will never com­pare gifts and […]

 

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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: Crafts Or Cash

Dear Mike & Liza I’ve been work­ing on craft projects to give as Christ­mas gifts.  They are gifts for neigh­bors, teach­ers and co-workers. My hus­band says he is embar­rassed by these presents and would rather give the cash equiv­a­lent.  I say small gifts, made by hand and given with love are the best.  Would you rather […]

 

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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: Counting Coins

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band pays with change.  We went to a fast food place the other day and our total was $8.16.  He paid the whole thing with change.  He counted it out and put it on the counter.  I told him I would be more than will­ing to take all the change to […]