Phrase #1: “Here, let me do that.”
“What can I do to help?” is a good question and it will likely elicit a smile from your wife. She will appreciate that you recognize her need for a helping hand. Maybe it’s washing the dishes or folding the laundry. Perhaps it’s taking her car in for that pesky oil change or helping your fourth-grader with that book report. By stepping up and taking something off her hands, she will feel as if a couple dozen roses were dropped in by parachute.