Partner acknowledges the timeout
- The partner should acknowledge the timeout, by replying with the timeout signal, or saying “OK, time-out.”
- If your partner doesn’t listen, repeat the words, “time-out”, and walk out the door. You may wish to remind your partner that you’ll be back in 1 hour.
Allow time to cool down
- Leave immediately. Stay out of each other’s presence for the entire time (as possible).