1. Think of jobs he did - the ones you thought must be difficult - and learn to do them yourselves. Even if it takes you ages, doing something new is an achievement. Congratulate yourself.
2. If he comes round and finds fault, smile serenely and ignore him. It's not his business any more.
3. Watch a TV programme he disliked or despised. Note what's good about it - enjoy it if you can.
4. Retune the radio to a new station. See if you like it.
5. But something you never bought because he didn't like it. This one's for you.
6. Cook your favourite meal, especially if he didn't like it that much.
7. Go out alone, even if it's just for a coffee or to a film, and savour the pleasure of the experience. Especially savour being alone and the opportunity to think for yourself.
8. Question his opinions. Think things through.
9. If you can afford it, take a holiday alone somewhere new. Make new enjoyable experiences as a single woman - something to remember with pleasure. If you can't afford a holiday, see if you can manage a day out - just for you.
10. On the right occasion, if he offers you help or asks if you can manage, reply, "I'm fine, thank you," and mean it. Watch the surprise in his face. You are now an independent, free woman. Relish your new status.