He consistently spills things in the same location as to avoid making more than one stain in the carpet.
He sees to it that he doesn’t always sit in the same place on the couch, to avoid making those unsightly twin-divots.
He masters the art of halfway-communication so that he can watch TV and still answer: uh huh, oh, I see what you mean, etc. at the right time.
He is able to avoid use of the same excuse two-times-in-a-row.
He has learned that a new vacuum cleaner, iron, etc. do not make acceptable anniversary presents.
Admits with only minor prodding that watching Monday Night Football together does not constitute a “date” or family home evening (where applicable).
Has learned all of the childrens’ names so that he doesn’t have to refer to them as, “Hey, you there”.
Knows the proper time to give a sincere compliment and also the proper time to say something such as, “Its definitely an interesting dress.”