You: Reporting – “He’s home-couch-dinner-couch-TV-bed. Boring!”
Your girlfriends: Uproarious laughter. “What did you expect? Meaningful conversation?” More laughter.
Meaningful conversation. Outside of arguing about money or the kids? Yeah . . . That’s a challenging rabbit to pull out of the hat.
Worth a try, don’t ya think? So tap the hat lightly with your magician’s wand and pull out - (wait for it)
A smile to greet your mate when he (or you) get home, along with a hug/kiss and a genuine “So good to see you, Honey”
After he gets over the shock . . .
Ask him about his day, actually listen to what he says with ears and eyes, share something about yours. Listen some more.
Take practice? Sure. Might not even work the first week or so? Correct. Might work over time? Most certainly, yes.
Get out your hat.