that should be kept in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other:
Dangerous: What's for dinner?
Safer: Can I help you with dinner?
Safest: Where would you like to go for dinner?
Dangerous: Are you going to wear that?
Safer: Gee, you look good in brown.
Safest: Wow! Look at you!
Dangerous: What are you so worked up about?
Safer: Could we be overreacting a bit?
Safest: (Just listen patiently, and keep your mouth shut.)
Dangerous: Should you be eating that?
Safer: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
Safest: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
Dangerous: What did you do all day?
Safer: I hope you didn't over-do it today.
Safest: I've always loved you in that robe!
(The above has been attributed to Jody Davis, Indianapolis, Indiana)