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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 […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Christmas Tradition Trouble

Dear Mike & Liza, My new husband has 2 boys from a previous marriage, aged 9 and 12.  I have no children.  This is our first Christmas together with the boys.  I hoped to incorporate some of my family traditions into our Christmas this year, like opening one gift on Christmas Eve, a special Christmas […]

 

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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 […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Hubs Hates Her Hobbit Habit

Dear Mike & Liza, My favorite book of all time is the Hobbit. I have read it every year since I was ten years old… sometimes twice a year. (I’d tell you how many times, but then you could do the math and figure out how old I really am.) I have several collector’s editions […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Forced To Have Fun

Dear Mike & Liza, My husband keeps pushing me to have a “Girls Night Out.” This doesn’t sound appealing to me at all. I think he read that doing this will make me happier and more fulfilled. I’ve tried talking to him about this, but he just can’t seem to let the idea go. Now […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Put Out By The Pooch

Mike & Liza, We got a puppy about a year ago.  When it was little and crying all night, my husband thought it would help if it slept in the bed with us. Now, it’s not a cute little puppy anymore and we have a 50 lb mutt right in between us with its head […]