For example, he likes shrimp a lot, so when we have shrimp for dinner, I'll figure we might as well have side dishes of his choosing as well. Or when we're going to his company's Christmas party, I'll want to know what he thinks I should wear. So -- other than the obvious "Would you like rice or potatoes with that, dear?" or "What should I wear to the party?" -- is there an idiom for situations like this? Something along the lines of "It's up to you," but warmer and more like "Make yourself happy"?
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