Sailing is supposed to be fun and relaxing, a recreational activity that allows one to escape the daily grind!
But it also involves command and control of a small space, with some risk of injury or damage to property.
Every couple applying for a marriage license should be encouraged to spend a week together aboard a small sailboat on a voyage. If you can live together happily on a small sailboat, you can live together happily in a much larger house.
People stupidly get married for the wrong reasons (romance, passion, infatuation), and forget about some of the simple ones: being respectful, good roommates to each other, supporting each other, and helping each other through life.
IMHO, a couple who are having basic problems functioning together as a team or partners on a sailboat are most likely having control and domination issues. All the sailing lessons in the world will not solve those kind of unresolved problems. In addition, a marriage must have some serious problems if one of the partners decides to disregard the implied covenant of confidentiality and privacy to expose that kind of marital conflict (not a sailing problem) on a public forum for input by strangers. Have you noticed we never hear from the other spouse? Most of these folks need marriage counseling.
Last edited by jameswilson29; 02-08-2012 at 03:10 PM.