Tags archives: marriage



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Game Time Or Waste Of Time

Dear Mike & Liza We’re only a couple days into Summer Vacation and I’m noticing a problem.  Our 13 year old son is glued to the TV playing video games. He’s too young to get a job, and my husband says we can’t force him into activities he’s not interested in.  I’m worried that 3 […]



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 […]



Awesomely Awkward Wedding Advice

Some awesomely awkward marriage advice from a couple, married 72 years.  What marriage advice would you give to newlyweds? [vsw id=”LpDMeSiYHY0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]



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 […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Father's Not Fair

  Dear Mike & Liza, My husband seems to have assigned all of his chores to our 2 oldest children. Suddenly they are cleaning the cat box, taking out the trash, and mowing the lawn. I’m not upset that the children have chores, but the balance is off now. I have responsibilites, they have responsibilites, […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: His Ex Isn't Ex Enough

Dear Mike & Liza, I’ve been happily married to my husband for 2 years.  We are expecting a baby in July and he has a 3 year old daughter from a previous relationship. Our problem is his ex.  She’s really difficult.  She’s mean to my husband and she says ugly things about me, even though […]



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: Is Consolidating Cereal Gross

Dear Mike & Liza, When there is only a little cereal left in the box, my wife pours it into a tupperware thing, with other cereals. She’s mixing Cheerio’s, Shredded Wheat and Cap’n Crunch! She also will make Cherry Kool-Aid, in the pitcher, when there is still about an inch of Orange Kool-Aid left. She […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Major Award Or Eyesore

Dear Mike & Liza, My husband recently won a prize in a contest, a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg wearing a fishnet stocking.  To make matters worse, he has chosen to display it in our front window.  I’m shocked and embarrassed, I think it’s gaudy and totally inappropriate.  Our son Ralphie keeps staring at the soft glow of […]



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 […]