Tags archives: ref

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Memories Or Money

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band gave me a Thomas Kinkade for our 10th anniver­sary.  It’s a print, but it does have an orig­i­nal sig­na­ture.  When Kinkade died, my hus­band almost imme­di­ately started scour­ing auc­tion sites.  He thinks we can sell it for $12,000.  It was a gift and it’s spe­cial to me.   He says, […]

 

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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, […]

 

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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 I […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Should The Ratings Rule

  Dear Mike & Liza, My wife wants to let our 9 & 11 year old watch PG-13 movies.  I say those rat­ings are in place for a rea­son.  What do you think? Steve, Rigby  

 

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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  

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Technology At The Table

Dear Mike & Liza, My Brother-In-Law has din­ner with us at least once a week.  He’s a great guy, except he keeps check­ing his phone while we’re eat­ing.  I don’t let any­one else bring their phones to the table.  My hus­band, his brother, says he’s a guest and should be treated like one.  What do you think? […]

 

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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 says […]

 

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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 electric […]

 

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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 to […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref - Hoarder or Provider

Dear Mike & Liza, Have you heard that peanuts are going to go up 35% in price?  Appar­ently my hus­band has.  He’s been stock­pil­ing jars of peanuts and peanut but­ter for weeks.  It’s too much!  And we don’t even eat that much peanut but­ter. Please help. Jen­nifer, Ammon