Originally Posted by NeonKaos
My husband loses track of time a lot and he isn't even out on "dates"! I usually say to him before he leaves the house "Don't forget to come home", and I have no compunctions about calling him on his cell phone and asking him if everything is OK. Maybe if he were on a date, I'd text instead of calling voice, but I wouldn't hesitate to do that because all I want to know is that he's OK.
I avoid saying negatives... Many brains fail to hear the n't and hear it as "forget to come home."
The better example is "Remember to bring home some milk." rather than don't forget to bring home milk.
Seems like a little thing.. but it helped me for years with my teenager and my non-communicative roommate.