Climbing relationships can be tough because it's the perfect opportunity for the sleeping ego to awaken. Egos and relationships just don't mix well.
My advice is try to avoid being a coach. It's the rare relationship that can survive through being constantly criticized and directed - even in a sport in which you are more experienced. Guys especially I've noticed don't want that from chics and being on the receiving end where I was constantly criticized and directed with little filtering as to how I would perceive it, I began to HATE climbing. Even though I had climbed for years before dating this guy (btw, we're not together ... go figure).
(This post was edited by acacongua on Mar 9, 2009, 12:53 PM)
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