Skip to comments.Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes
Posted on 01/17/2010 9:18:53 PM PST by Saije
Gordon Fleming is, by his own account, an environmentally sensitive guy.
He bikes 12 1/2 miles to and from his job at a software company outside Santa Barbara, Calif. He recycles as much as possible and takes reusable bags to the grocery store.
Still, his girlfriend, Shelly Cobb, feels he has not gone far enough.
Ms. Cobb chides him for running the water too long while he shaves or showers. And she finds it depressing, she tells him, that he continues to buy a steady stream of items online when her aim is for them to lead a less materialistic life.
Mr. Fleming, who says he became committed to Ms. Cobb before her high-priestess phase, describes their conflicts as good-natured mostly.
But he refuses to go out to eat sushi with her anymore, he said, because he cannot stand to hear her quiz the waiters.
None of it is sustainable or local, he said, and I am not eating cod or rockfish.
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.
In households across the country, green lines are being drawn between those who insist on wild salmon and those who buy farmed, those who calculate their carbon footprint and those who remain indifferent to greenhouse gases.
As the focus on climate increases in the publics mind, it cant help but be a part of peoples planning about the future, said Thomas Joseph Doherty, a clinical psychologist in Portland, Ore., who has a practice that focuses on environmental issues. It touches every part of how they live: what they eat, whether they want to fly, what kind of vacation they want.
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Gordon: Grow a set. Ditch the bitch. There ARE normal women out there.
So libtard chick throws a hissy fit because hippie lib dude isn’t far left enough for her taste? Is this a new comedy on NBC?
If the article didn’t mention the poor sap’s name, I’d have thought it was about my brotherinlaw, who married a SF/Berkeley NATIVE.
Only instead of greenism... she always whined that Pelosi was TOO CONSERVATIVE!!
I wouldn’t be surprised if she regularly checks her feces to see how pure it is.
Gordon, dump this high maintenance OCD freak and get a real girl
She has a God complex
It’s just like Rush says: You cannot parody these people!
“Ms. Birkhahn said she found it hard to dispute his point but thought it was irrelevant. I am trying to be a role model for my son, she said.”
She should try submitting to her husband!
Scratch a Greenie, find a totalitarian underneath. When it was still called “conservation” and it wasn’t a religious cult we were doing fine. This poor sap needs to find a girlfriend who knows how to shoot, skin, and cook a deer. IMHO.
I am so happy I married a Mississippi girl, who fixes roast beef and fried chicken, and loves me and our four children.
greens deserve each other.
A lot of them deserve to be clubbed like so many baby seals. They're the ones pushing to get a totalitarian state that will sharply control how everybody can live their lives.
Very funny article. How terribly pathetic that they spend time on these IDIOTIC quibbles that are spit in the wind.
This is satire? Right?
You know how many flushes it takes to recoup the 1200 plus interest. LoL
Yeah, they should call it Green Acres, where the couple goes from annal uptight to relaxed normal.
Just remember y’all....they vote!
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