Don’t Blame the Environment

Don’t Blame the Environment

Hmm. I don’t think being green is the problem here — seems like these couples have bigger issues. Another dumb lifestyle article from the NY Times.

When Trying to Preserve the Planet Strains the Relationship – NYTimes.com

As awareness of environmental concerns has grown, therapists say they are seeing a rise in bickering between couples and family members over the extent to which they should change their lives to save the planet.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Blame the Environment

  1. Wow, you are so right! And I especially liked the assumption that meals are the exclusive province of wives and mothers.

    I think the question of how we negotiate values differences in families is an interesting and rich one (and not a new one!), but choosing whiny, passive-aggressive examples does not an interesting article make. Heaven forfend we talk about actual communication skills.

  2. I know — that’s what really struck me here. Is this sort of passive-aggressive “bickering” as they put it the norm? No wonder I waited so long …

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