Sometimes you have disagreements with your wife. Then if she wants to make up she will bring you a special salad, with all the things you like best in it, or watch a tv show you want to watch instead of one she wants to watch. Something that is subtle but shows she wishes the two of you hadn't had a quarrel. This lizard has a good idea of how to compose a tiff if it was the husbands fault, and he (the husband, not the lizard) knows he precipitated the event through thoughtlessness, but of course he can't admit it outright.
My wife and I never buy frivolous things like flowers or candy. Years ago, two women who worked in my office told me I was cheap because I never bought Valentines Day presents. I told them it was a bogus Halmark Holiday and my wife would be livid if I squandered money on flowers. They said I was wrong. I went to a jeweler across the street and spent several hundred dollars on a ring. My wife was absolutely outraged and made me take it back. This was when I first began to suspect that maybe we were not entirely like other couples. We still have disagreements, over priorities, over how to allocate money, or even little things like me wanting to talk over decisions that need to be made, and her saying she is too tired. I have trouble realizing that after a full day of teaching, maybe she really is too tired. I am a good husband in most respects. Even so, I could stand to be a bit more sensitive. Still, we've gotten along for 31 years come the 3rd of December, so we must have the basic process of being a couple pretty well defined.