Archive for February, 2008

What Are The Best Pet Names for Sweethearts?

Friday, February 29th, 2008

  Question: Do you have a pet name for your spouse/significant other--sweety, sugar, love muffin? What's the background story behind your nicknames?   C'mon, just share ...we can all be embarrassed together. Speak up in the comments  

Making Marriage Work: Interview with Dr. William J. Doherty

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

It's no secret that I need all the marriage advice I can get. I already get plenty of advice from my wife, and even some here in the comments section. But recently I was privileged to get some personalized advice from an expert, Dr. William J. Doherty--a Marriage ...

He Said She Said: Should a Husband and Wife have an Equal Allowance?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Dining Out Dilemma We are not the richest people in the world; we have enough to meet our needs, and a bit more for extras. We are fairly budget conscious and have spending limits set for various categories--food, clothing, dates, etc. One area that gives us trouble is our weekly ...

When Office Calls Take Precedence over Calls from Wife

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Sorry, Business Calls This month is Get Off The Phone Month. The Donkey provides quick tips for you to get off the phone when you are talking to your wife. Most of the calls I field from my wife occur at work. I'm not sure if she forgets I have a ...

Husband Can’t Handle a Cold; Wife is Left to Suffer

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Man Cold The Donkey and I have spent the last 5 weeks or so suffering through some pretty nasty colds. Which is to say, I've been suffering through my own cold AND The Donkey's Man Cold. For a depiction of a Man Cold, watch this quick video clip from ...

Should Husbands and Wives Share Money or Keep Separate Bank Accounts?

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Here's a chance for YOU to give the advice! Question: Should a husband and wife share all their money or keep separate bank accounts?   Share your thoughts in the comments   Photo by Amagill

Ascertain Your Wife’s Mood Before Asking Controversial Questions

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Dare I Ask? Donkey: On scale of 1-10, how controversial are you feeling right now? Wife: Um... what does that mean? Donkey: I need to ask you about something, but I might not want to bring it up right now if you're feeling confrontational. Wife: Well, I am feeling a bit stressed; I don't ...

Quick Tip: Dropping The Call, Literally

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

This month is Get Off The Phone Month. The Donkey provides techniques for you to get off the phone quickly when your wife calls. The Juggle till you drop method If you are as spastic as me, you drop your cell phone quite a bit. The result is usually a neat mini ...

Marriage Advice: Understanding Your Wife’s Pregnancy Symptoms

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Here's where we answer our readers' questions.  Please don't blame us if our suggestions don't work for you; you're the one taking advice from a donkey.  Pregnancy Pain  Dear Donkey and Wife My wife is pregnant with our first child. It seems like she picks up new symptoms each day. I ...

Husband Hopeless at Gift-Giving? Tell Him What You Want

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Surprise, Surprise Thanks to everyone for participating in our First Annual Valentine's Day Giveaway! We've had such a fun time reading your wishlists, poetry, advice, movie recommendations, and  Valentine's Day posts.  We hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. When we were newlyweds, and our first February rolled around, I ...