"Danger Will Robinson!" as they used to say in Lost in Space.
Rushing into an un-shared dream is pretty risky and one reason why a lot of boats are sitting in the marina or rotting in back yards.
Has the OP's spouse been out on a gentle sunset cruise on a nice sailboat with dinner and cocktails served?
Spent a day on a tall ship or wind jammer?
Watched sailing races from the comfort of a club patio?
Had a social chat with sailing women?