Yes, don't force the issue on herps with her, give her time, and, as lilyskip said, do be prepared that she may never come around to liking them. As an example, Invictus has a spider phobia, and I seriously want to get a tarantula. I set conditions with him IE: I won't take it out while he's there, and he said he'd think about it. He may possibly never come around to even tolerating them, but, all that matters is that I'm with him, and the same goes for you, if the love is strong enough in your relationship and you can work around her phobia, you'll get over this issue.
Erin Keller :eb:
Snakes: 2.1 Corns, 1.1 Kings, 1.0 Everglades Rat, 1.1 Spotted Pythons, 1.2 Children's Pythons, 1.2 BCIs Lizards: 0.2 Leopard Geckos, 1.3 Bibron Geckos Inverts: 2.1 Tarantulas, 0.1 Emporer Scorpion Mammals: 0.2 Kittens