His eyes are on her hands, as she performs certain chores around the room, and occasionally, he interjects, “Handle it carefully, you’re not doing it right.”
She happens to be discussing an article she read, but probably, her thought process is of no interest to her.
She is never allowed to complete a sentence, because he has intervened to impose his own thought process on the subject.
She turns back to online discussions on subjects that interest her.
Presence can be physical, interfering, foreboding, soothing, understanding, silent …..
When absence ceases to matter, know that the presence did not matter too.