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A green-eyed monster of another kind

Environmental spats breaking couples apart


 

Therapists are reporting an increase in clashes between spouses over environmental issues. Some arguments are fairly banal, along the “Where are your recycling bins?”-line. But other times, the disputes can paralyze relationships. Consider a married couple planning a vacation. One might want to bake in the Caribbean heat, while the other might be opposed to taking high carbon footprint flights. Or imagine a couple figuring out where to eat dinner. One might feel like sushi, whereas the other might oppose eating unsustainable sources of salmon. Thomas Joseph Doherty, a clinical psychologist in Oregon whose practice focuses on environmental concerns, says climate change “touches every part of how they live: what they eat, whether they want to fly, what kind of vacation they want.”

New York Times


 
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A green-eyed monster of another kind

  1. Oh great something else to argue about, besides money. That was getting a bit stale.

  2. Couples often have differing priorities when making joint decisions!? Wow, what groundbreaking work…

  3. Marriages where the religions are mixed are often difficult.

  4. i think women will find something to argue about with any topic, they'll also remember any of your previous mistakes so you don't have to