It sounds like you are on the right track although I have always loved the water and I have enjoyed sailing from day 1.
One thing that I often hear about being a problem is that some husbands are impatient with their wives while learning and sailing and it often end up turning the wives off. I am very fortunate that my husband is extremely patient and wiling to teach me anything I want to learn.
I am not saying that we don't have our moments, but they are few and far between.
The other thing that might help is to have some of your friends go out with you and make it a social thing, if you have the room to do so.