David Appelhans wrote:
For some reason, 15+ years of rope skills/skiing skills/backpacking skills/etc. goes out the door and you will have to explain yourself and argue every time you tell her what needs to be done. As the boyfriend you are automatically semi-retarded in your girl's eyes, so your experience means nothing to her. For some reason she will listen eagerly to anyone else offering advice (stranger at next climb over, random internet info, your buddy). So true.