Category Archives: lonliness or not

You gotta have friends – but they might not be in cohousing

Like I said in a previous post, friendship is not guaranteed at cohousing. Of course everyone will be friendly and you’ll know each other’s name. If It’s a small cohousing – like less than 13 units, I’ve heard that cliques … Continue reading

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You will choose the Wrong cohousing community

Cohousing is a lot like marriage. A long time commitment to a relationship. This article on marriage can also be said of cohousing. With that said, sometimes it just isn’t going to work out – job change, family changes, life … Continue reading

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Intentional cohousing community for the after-life

I was watching a documentary on Disney Plus about my favorite ride – the Haunted Mansion. It scared me as a kid so I never forgot it. Apparently, the years it was being built, someone put up a sign – … Continue reading

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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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The Dark Side of Cohousing

It happened again. I read an article where cohousing is the fix to everything. No more loneliness. No more children without play dates. Sounds like cohousing cures everything, maybe even cancer! What people don’t think is what if the opposite … Continue reading

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In Search of the Fountain of Youth – live forever! not

I saw another video, or the same old ones, about cohousing. This one mostly focused on Denmark but mentioned a few places in USA. One woman said she wanted to live in cohousing so she’d be around all ages and … 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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Falling for fakeness in the movies and on TV

I have heard a few people compare living in a community to being in a marriage.  One way that is true is how it is portrayed in media.  Many romance movies end with a kiss. That’s it.  We assume it … Continue reading

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abuse in cohousing

Here is an article about the silent treatment. I understand someone needing time to cool off and process, but now I understand my feelings – silent treatment is a form of abuse that most don’t know to call it that. … 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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