As far as advice to hook wives/girlfriends/significant others on poker, I have none. At all. I took the contrarian approach of never, ever trying to infect her with the poker bug, not one single, solitary time, until ScurvyWife finally broke down and was like, "Okay, dumbass, you play all the damn time, why don't you teach me what this whole thing is all about, so I can mock you properly."
(She actually was more motivated by finding a way to mutually share our interests and spend more time together, but that's too damn mushy and touchy-feely to admit.)
Of course, if the SO in question is female, you could also slip her the following book, instead of a mickey: The Badass Girl's Guide to Poker: All You Need to Beat the Boys by Toby Leah Bochan
Yesterday was not a good poker day. Initiating stop-loss experiment immediately. Lamenting lack of working time machine so I could start said experiment yesterday. For 10/20 short, I'm going to stick with a 40 BB daily stop-loss, or $800. That's fairly arbitrary, and more based on the pain threshold where I start thinking, Damn, I've lost a lot of money today. That's gonestly a little low, as you routinely hit 50 BB swings either way fairly regularly playing 2-3 tables of 10/20 short, but it's a starting point, so we'll see what happens.
Mandatory work meetings in which absolutely nothing applies to my job are teh bomb.