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Teaching chess to my wife

Teaching chess to my wife

Jun 24, 2007, 1:36 PM 16

I have been happily married to my wonderful wife Catherine for 7 years and although she loves me, she doesn't share my passion for chess.  As a result, she has tolerated my addiction with (mostly!) good humour but has never expressed any desire to share in my hobby - until now.


A few days ago, and quite out of the blue, Catherine decided that she needed a hobby and since I play chess, she thought playing chess would be a good idea since I could help teach her and we would share an interest.


I wasn't sure if she was really serious or not, but the next day she asked me when she could have her first lesson.  Surprised  I was happy to oblige and have now given her two lessons and she seems to be enjoying it.  She's also reading The Immortal Game (which I recommended) to learn a bit about chess culture.


I'm not sure how to react to this turn of events.  I feel like I might be about to become a living example of this humorous story!  Has anyone else ever taught their partner to play chess?  If so are you still together after the experience?! Laughing



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