Annie, I had a relative who lived in fear of her husband’s “helpful” moods, with results like what you describe. They finally reached an agreement where he didn’t mess up HER kitchen, and she didn’t mess up HIS work area in the basement. (“I returned one hammer one time, and it was like I had turned over his workbench.” Of course I just had her side of the story…) Good luck!

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