Being that I love camping, I'm not exactly sure how to do that. However I can only give suggestions.
Find somewhere that she will like, by a lake, a pretty river. Find something that she will like.
Find activities that she may enjoy.
Ask for input on what she thinks camping should be.
First you must ask her why she doesn't want to go camping.
I am not a fan of camping because we live in the 21st century where we have houses with central heating and air. There's no creatures roaming about except for our cats and there aren't any bugs.
I did however have a pretty good time at an SCA event where we were camping for 3 days - which we did while wearing renaissance & medieval costumes the entire time. Maybe if you reassured her that some of her comforts would be met, she might yield a little bit. My requirements are pretty simple: a good air mattress, adequate access to a toilet and shower, and a promise that I didn't have to cook the entire time.
You can try to convince her by making it sound romantic, if she's into that. Find some activities that you can do together - not just hunting, fishing, etc.
Rent a room at a nice hotel with a jacuzzi, order some champagne, enjoy a romantic meal with her, make love to her like she's Aphrodite herself and tell yourself: THIS IS CAMPING.
lol I loathe camping so understand how she might feel. My earnest suggestion is, if you feel an overwhelming need to spend a night in a cramped tent along with the bugs, night creatures and whatever lurks behind the bushes you have to use for a bathroom, just understand this kind of entertainment doesn't appeal to everyone I'm sure if you take her out for a comfortable night out sometimes she won't begrudge you occasionally doing the camping thing on your own.
Marry someone who loves camping? It'd probably have to boil down to why she doesn't want to go. I love camping, so I'm not having much luck trying to visualize the objections. But then, none of my female friends want to go hunting or fishing with me either, so I'm probably just the odd one. If it's a minor objection, such as not wanting to sleep on the ground or something, then it's an easy fix. If she hasn't gone and doesn't think she'll like it, then ask her if she'd be willing to go with you just once. Frankly, if it boils down to the fact that she just hates the whole experience, then that might be one of those activities you do with your guy friends while she's out having a spa weekend with "the ladies." Good news is, married couples don't have to do absolutely everything together, but I can definitely see where you'd want to bring her along.
Set your camper up at the mall and have your meals in the food court...the next best thing to roughing it.
I think if its something that you love doing that she should at least give it a try. Maybe try and compromise and tell her that if she does that you will do something with her that she loves.
There are only two ways to experience joy and peace of mind in relationships: we either get what we want or we learn to be happy with what we have.
The vast majority of people want to be loved and accepted for who (they) are. Not many people are looking for someone to change them or their ideas about what is fun, good, or right.
If your wife has no interest in camping then accept the fact that this is one area you do not have in common. Go with your friends who do enjoy camping and have a great time!
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