Try these DIY tactics to get what you need from him.
Use humour: ‘You ought to sell your chest of drawers. The ingenious clothes-pile system you have going makes it obsolete.’
Turn criticism into praise: ‘You’re amazing. I’d love it if you hung out with my friends more so I could show you off.’
Make it in his best interest: ‘You should plan that holiday… Fares are going up!’
Flatter him into submission: ‘You’re sooo handy. I know you could fix that leaking window-pane in less than five minutes.’
Shamelessly lure him with sex: ‘I can’t wait till you get home from after-work drinks. I’m going to totally devour you!’