Boot on the other foot ...
18 years ago, my GF (now my wife) tried to teach me to ski ...
We were celebrating New Years with friends in North Conway, NH and I had never been on skis before. We started at Sunday River where I completely failed to impress my new GF with my athletic prowess. After 2 very frustrating hours, she abandoned me to the ski school.
Having now "mastered"
: the snowplow, my "friends" took me to the top of Wildcat the next day for a run down Polecat. 2 hours later, we finished our first run and
the day. My GF was frozen solid from standing around waiting for me to inch my way down Polecat.
At that point I decided if the relationship was to be saved, I was going to have to figure this out on my own. I spent the next few weeks at Mt. Wachusett in their ski school and haven't looked back since.
Now I'm the one completely hooked on skiing and my wife no longer has any interest in the sport. She's starting to take it back up because the kids are learning to ski and she wants to be able to enjoy the family aspects of the sport.
After buying new skis and boots, I've been trying to coach her back into skiing again ... but she finally admitted the other week that the only way she was going to "get it" again was with some private lessons.
The more things change, the more they remain the same