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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 […]



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: 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  



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: 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 […]



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 […]



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