SH: I'm sorry I'm so cranky, sweetie. There's a ton of stuff from work with Roger and Mike being on vacation and I'm really stressed.
Me: I know how we can relieve some of that stress.
SH is silent as he thinks about this. He does not look at me for a minute.
SH: Well, I was going to go out and sing tonight.
Me: You'd rather sing than "relieve stress?"
In college, my favorite activity was Relieving Stress. I preferred Relieving Stress to just about anything else. My boyfriend and I made plenty of time to Relieve Stress.
SH: I haven't been out to sing in two weeks!
Me: Fine. I want to read Jeff's book anyhow.