Originally Posted by caberg
This discussion over husband, wife, controlling, etc., took form when JulieMor suggested it would have been OK for husband to embark on this voyage, but not wife
You misinterpreted what I said. What I was saying is for a man to embark on that kind of voyage alone is far more common than for a woman to do so, when neither has any real sailing experience and especially when the woman is 65. Men do a lot of crazy things. You only need to watch one of those "amazing video" shows to know that.
I can guarantee you if my husband was about to do something like that and I had even the slightest idea how dangerous it was, I would certainly voice my disapproval. I wouldn't care if we argued or became angry with each other. It's his life and well being that would matter most to me. We can always kiss and makeup but you can't bring someone back from the dead. And if he insisted on going, I would go with him, not wish him well and say, "See you later!"