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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Facebook Punishing or Parenting

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band has posted an embar­rass­ing pic­ture of our 15 year old daugh­ter on Face­book.  He says he’s going to keep it on his page until she cleans her room to his spec­i­fi­ca­tions.  I also want her to get her room clean but I don’t think humil­i­at­ing her is the way to […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Cat Conundrum

Dear Mike & Liza, Our cat has dia­betes. She has to have shots twice a day. It’s expen­sive, it’s time con­sum­ing and the cat hates the shots. Our lives revolve around this cat. My hus­band has adjusted his work sched­ule. We can’t go on vaca­tion. And twice a day I feel like I’m tor­tur­ing her. […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Above Ground Fun Or Tacky Eyesore

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band wants an above ground pool. Can you believe it?  I’m not happy about this.  We have a small yard, it takes up too much space and it’s going to kill the entire lawn.  I know it will just fall apart in a year and half, but I don’t want to […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Bored With Baseball

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band and I go to all of my 9 year old son’s games.  Foot­ball and bas­ket­ball are fine, but baseball…is the worst! I’m bored out of my mind and the weather hasn’t made things any bet­ter lately. I’ll wash the uni­form and make the snacks, but I don’t want to watch […]

 

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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 months […]

 

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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 me. […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Cyber Spying Or Responsible Parenting

Dear Mike & Liza, My kids both have Face­book accounts and spend a rea­son­able amount of time on them.  I insist on know­ing their pass­word and I check their pages daily.  I mon­i­tor the pic­tures they post, the arti­cles they read, the music they lis­ten to and even the mes­sages they send to their friends. My […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Date Night Is A Dud

Dear Mike & Liza, Every time we have a date night my hus­band wants to go to a movie.  I’d like to be able to actu­ally have a con­ver­sa­tion with him.  Do you con­sider a movie date qual­ity time and if not, what do you sug­gest? Pamela, Ammon

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Should He Stay Home

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band and I have been mar­ried 4 years, we both work, and we don’t have any chil­dren. I just got a major pro­mo­tion at work that will mean I make con­sid­er­ably more money than the hubs. I sug­gested that when we do have chil­dren, he quit his job and be […]

 

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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 to […]