Category Archives: grief and grieving

Just listen

a great video on listening. For grieving or whenever someone is in pain. (I wish I could say I never said any of these, but I have. Now I can do better.)

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Kindness at the End of Life at cohousing

One way I saw my neighbors act in a compassionate way was toward a woman at her last stage of life. Her family was taking care of her but everyone welcomed her to the cohousing community. One family let them … Continue reading

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Phoenix Rising

They say the phoenix rebirths itself from its own ashes. We are like that. Life is like that.  One person’s nightmare is a dream for someone else. Things get better for everyone with time. Exactly a year ago huge problems … Continue reading

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I love you but not cohousing

Many a relationship has been strained by cohousing.  The heterosexual stereotype goes that women fall in love with cohousing, convince their husbands, and then sometimes they both move in and love it.  Then there are the couples that can’t agree … Continue reading

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Move On

Ten months. That’s how long I lived in cohousing. Of course, I knew everyone before that but do you ever really know anyone?  You do once they are tested!  So, we were all tested and I ran away. Now it … Continue reading

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I Want A Sister Wife!

Ever since the TLC show Sister Wives began I wanted to live like that!  I wasn’t interested in the belief system, though I respect their religion, or to be married to one man and share him, but I wanted the … Continue reading

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cohousing diary- my real diary for living in co-housing

Here is my real diary as I lived in cohousing.  I changed some things to make it understandable. I wrote this for myself. I always wanted to blog but this was just for me – never thinking I’d move out … Continue reading

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Like, Marriage: cohousing – do we expect too much?

I’ve been thinking about what we are told about cohousing. How it will provide us a community. But is it what we each expect? Everyone’s ideas of community are different. Today I saw this article in my search engine about … Continue reading

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I, Robot

Conflict is a gift. It is inevitable in cohousing and any group.  It points to where the weak points are and gives you an opportunity to fix it. Of course, no group is perfect, but if you listen, you can … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Blues

Grief has a pattern to it.  The first year is the toughest.  You have these milestones and remember where you were the year before without the grief.  I’ve gotten to know grief too well. My dad died after his battle … Continue reading

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