Difficult Conversations Solutions (Podcast Episode)

Can you give some context as to what would be a reasonable solution for the example of spouse comes home late? Since this is a real problem most couples deal with, I’m running a blank as to what could be an agreed upon solution. Maybe, Call if you’re going to be late, if it happened for the first time but what if spouse has been late many times before? Should one just release this type of expectations of their spouse and let them be late while letting spouse know that dinner will start without them when they are late? This is the only realistic solution I can think of? What other solutions could be explored?