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Fitz in the Morning: Make Up or Break Up

Willing Northwest couples write us for advice on their relationship issues. We put them on the air to hear them out, and you play therapist; Should they Make Up or Break Up?

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Genius or Jackass?

Danielle from Lakewood has asked for help with her relationship with her boyfriend Victor. She says he and his best friend have been trying to become YouTube stars in the Jackass style for several years but they aren’t very original or good at it and she thinks it’s time Victor just got a real career. She says she understands there are people out there who are really successful at this but those people have good ideas and original material and a business plan and Victor and his buddy have none of those and Danielle thinks now that he’s 28 years old, he needs to get a life. When Victor comes on, he comes straight after us “Boomers” for even having this conversation and not at all understanding what he’s doing and who is he modelling himself after. After trying to drop a whole lotta jokes on us, Victor says believes in himself and is full of optimism for his career and wants no part of any negativity about his future. But…does he actually care at all about his future with Danielle?

Just How Socially Distant Do You Expect Me to Be?

Dana from Woodinville has written to us for help with her boyfriend George. She says now that more bars and restaurants are open she is dying to out but he still doesn’t think it’s a good idea. They first met just days before Covid hit and lockdown happened so even though they’ve been technically dating for several months they have never actually been on the town together for a real date. She says she knows they have to be careful but thinks he is being too cautious. Plus she knows he has gone out with his guy friends a few times so she is starting to wonder if he just doesn’t want to go out in public with her. When George comes on he says Dana is blowing it way out of proportion. He says the times he has gone out were just “necessary” hang outs like a friend’s going-away party and helping a guy move and he didn’t bring her along because they were “guy” things and she doesn’t know any of them. But Dana can’t help think that maybe George is hiding her from his friends…or maybe he is hiding someone else from her?

Stubborn to the Max

Elisa from Enumclaw has asked us for help with her husband Brayden. Now, we don’t want to break up a married couple but Elisa has a major problem and she really wants your help: she is pregnant and having a boy and they are trying to decide on a name. Brayden had a brother named Maxwell who passed away and he has always said when he had a boy he would name him for his brother. But Elisa has an abusive ex named Max and she absolutely cannot handle having a child with that name. She is looking for a compromise. But when Braydon comes on he says it’s not up for debate – it will happen. He says Elisa is over-reacting and her ex couldn’t have been that bad. He says this is important to his whole family and she will just need to find a way to get over her past. And in case you’re wondering…the brother’s middle name is no help…

This One Time at Band Camp

Vanessa from Kent has asked for our advice with her boyfriend Carl who she thinks is still way too close to his college girlfriend. Vanessa says this girl is not just all over his social media all the time bringing up “the old days” but sometimes shows up to parties they go to, or even restaurants, and sometimes it’s Carl that has invited her and she feels like it’s a “Throuple”. When Carl comes on he says, yeah, he and Shelby are still close, but they’ve been friends since their days as Drum Majors at UW, which is a really tight community, and they still have a lot of friends in common. He says they are not like “real” exes because they are better as pals than they ever were as boyfriend-girlfriend, and he doesn’t think its fair he should have to stop being friends – he loves Vanessa and she needs to just stop worrying. The P1’s debate this one pretty hard – can you really ever just stay “friends” with your ex? Or is Vanessa overreacting? And is the real problem that Carl is a Husky and not a Coug?

You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Political Party

Shirley from Shelton has asked us for help with her boyfriend Cliff who she says absolutely refuses to vote in the upcoming election. She says she understands that they have different opinions about the candidates and issues but it’s his duty as an American to vote no matter what you believe. But when Cliff comes on he says this is a trap – he says she is rabid about her political beliefs and her “red hat” and he is just tired of her talking about it “all the freakin’ time”. He has lost all interest is politics or voting or talking about it or even thinking about it. The P1’s get super up fired at both of these two, coming at them from Left, Right and Center!

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

Miranda from Lynnwood has called for help with her boyfriend Eddie. She says they are in a Zoom Game Group with a bunch of other friends that are in couples. Miranda is able to go out to work at her office each day but Eddie is home all day, and Miranda came home a few days ago and found Eddie Zooming with one of the women from the group and now she’s worried he’s cheating. The other woman has a boyfriend, and she knows Eddie hasn’t actually left the house much, but Miranda wonders if even just a private Zoom conversation is a sign that he wants to get with the woman in real life. When Eddie comes on he says he is just a competitive guy and there is nothing more to his meetups with the woman than practicing the games. And he says he didn’t even want to play the Zoom games in the first place, that Miranda talked him into it, but now that he’s doing it he hates to lose.

The Truth Comes Out a Little at a Time

Austin from Marysville has asked us for help with his girlfriend Rebecca who he says is a compulsive Little White Liar. He says at first it didn’t seem like a big deal, like saying her parents were millionaires when they weren’t, and other little tiny things, like saying she was at the grocery store when she was really at the nail salon. But now it seems she does it all the time to the point where he is starting to wonder if she ever tells the truth about anything. When Rebecca comes on she says Austin is exaggerating. She admits embellishing her background at the beginning of a relationship but says everyone does that at first, and with Austin is was especially hard because he is not easy to impress. But also she says he is often questioning her choices, like spending money on the nail salon, so she lies and says grocery store to keep him from nagging her. But when Austin reveals a story Rebecca put out on Facebook, it gets a little harder to tell what exactly is really going on here.

I Love You Like a Sister

Graham from Puyallup has asked us for help with his girlfriend Maggie who he says is jealous of his relationship with his sister. Graham says he and his sister have been super close all of their lives and she’s pretty much his best friend. He says his sister is a great person and he doesn’t understand why Maggie doesn’t like having her around. When Maggie comes on she says she likes Graham’s sister just fine, but she is always over at the house, sometimes 3-4 times a week for dinner, without giving Maggie any advanced warning, almost like a third member of the relationship. He also seeks his sister’s opinion on every aspect of their relationship and sometimes she knows about big news in his life before she does. Maggie makes a good case, and Graham also seems reasonable at first, but then he gets super defensive and, we hate to say it, kinda weird…

#OnlyFriends

Michelle from Federal Way has asked for help with her boyfriend Chuck. She says his friends are constantly hitting on her and making lewd comments about her body and Chuck never defends her or asks them to back off. She says while at first she was flattered by the attention, now it’s just annoying. Plus the fact that Chuck’s not stepping in makes her wonder if he cares anymore. When Chuck comes on he says these are his best buds in the world and while they may talk “guy talk”, they would never intentionally do anything to hurt him or to hurt her. And he says she has never told him it bothers her. She seems stunned that he hasn’t noticed how bad it is. But when one of Chuck’s bros calls in to the show, he claims Michelle is inviting the attention with the stuff she posts on social media and is basically encouraging Chuck’s friends to hit on her. If you think it’s testy between Michelle and Chuck, wait until you hear Drew and Claire.

Losers Before Cougars?

Elizabeth has asked us for help with her boyfriend Cliff who is 13 years younger than her. She is 44 and he is 31 and they have been together for 3 years. She fell in love with him because she says he’s mature and interesting and they fit really well together. She says his friends have always joked about her being an older woman but now it has turned more serious, with them not just embarrassing her with gag gifts like Depends and calling her Granny, but now they are actively trying to fix him up with other women, sometimes right in front of her. She says she knows Cliff loves her but when they do that stuff he just laughs along with them and she really wants him to defend her in front of them. When Cliff comes on, he says he knows his guys are jackasses, but thinks their goal is to make fun of him, not her, that’s just what guys do. He thinks she needs to lighten up and see the humor, and also thinks she is trying to separate him from his buddies.