'55* Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
'08* If I greet him with a warm smile, he knows something is up!
'55*Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is no the time. Let him talk first-remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
'08*Right. I'll wait until after the gin and tonic to let him know that I attempted to start a warm fire for him, and ended up burning down the garage.
'55*Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.
'08*First off, he won't even need to worry about me complaining, because if he decides to stay out late, I'm not speaking to him anyway. Secondly, if he needs to be home and relax, then he should COME HOME and RELAX.
'55*Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
'08* His goal: stink up the bathroom, hallway and bedroom in under 5 minutes. Destroy a perfectly clean kitchen. Trapse mud on the newly cleaned carpets.