I told my wife she looks cute today, and she got all paranoid and kind of yelled at me. I’m still confused. She looks cute and I told her so, and then I got in trouble. What did I do?
I’m not sure, but maybe your eyebrow moved a little when you said it, which indicated to her that what you really meant was, “Hey you fat cow, you look hideous every single day of your life but today you look marginally better which is a huge relief because my eyeballs were about to explode from looking at your grotesque face day in and day out for the last ten years.”
You should apologize. Or maybe just compliment her more often so that she gets used to it and can accept them gracefully.