Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Answer the question that was asked.
Learn to answer a “yes or no” question.
Don’t give a “why” answer to a “yes or no question”.
Don’t ask a “yes or no question” if you want a “why” answer.
She listens to my statement or question, then determines what I must have meant, instead of what I said, and answers that.
Don’t make an issue of it when your wife gives a “why” answer, or a “do”