Progress is being made. The Husband actually called me yesterday, to remind me of his schedule and discuss dinner plans. He spoke to me in a normal fashion when I called to say I was on my way home. When he left for his evening event, he asked me if I was going to tape "Lost". He acknowledged that I had made a lunch for The Elder Son, and that The Daughter only needed a drink because she would have hot lunch at school.
And we did not speak of money or the IRS or the balance of our home equity loan.
Baby steps, perhaps, but progress nonetheless.