I've used the 'She'll get over it or die mad' line with my BF. His daughter (adult) is siding with her mother in the separation/divorce process without actually talking to him and getting his side of the story. And was mad when he hadn't called her. Since the only number he had for her was the house and he really didn't want to talk to his ex, exactly how was he supposed to do that? He did risk it on her birthday. He finally managed to get her cell number and sent her a text. And it's been *crickets* ever since. I feel so badly for him.
Though there was one blow-up after that (I wasn't there). Where she screamed at him that he would never walk her down the aisle. While he was upset, he told me later, with humour, that one of his first thoughts after that was 'Good! That means I don't have to pay for it!' He didn't say that, fortunately.
eHell has taught me a lot. I entered into this relationship very unsure of whether or not I could be compatible with someone in my space, since I'd been alone so long. The things I've learned here have helped me communicate with him and discuss things that are bugging me rationally and with minimal emotion so we can hash out a solution that works for both of us. Sure, there is always compromise, but it's working. The other big realization is that I can't expect him to just do something without being asked. He doesn't know my routine. I learned to just ask him, 'Could you do [this] for me while I do [other thing], please?'