Category Archives: psychopathy, narcissicism, and personality disorders in cohousing

Does anyone like the Trump kids?

For four years people acted strange around a known narcissist. Now his “friends” are writing tell all books.  I understand these books more now that I feel like I saw people throw what they know is right into the trash … Continue reading

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codependency in cohousing?

I was talking to someone who has lived in cohousing for over 20 years. I asked what do you do about the people with troubling behavior.  People who seem to have something like a personality disorder. I’m not saying it’s … Continue reading

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The Cooperative Culture Handbook book review

I was so excited to get the book The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture and Build Connection by Yan a Ludwig and Karen Gimnig.  Maybe I”m too jaded and now have a deep mistrust … Continue reading

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You can’t handle the truth – fascism and cohousing

Another book I read this year is Trumpocracy by David Frum.  I know the Trump Era is over, kinda, but I still had a few books I hadn’t read.  What I liked in this book is how he talks about … Continue reading

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Girlfighting – immature behavior in cohousing

I read the book Girlfighting by Lyn Mikel Brown to get an education.  I went through middle school so I remember girl behavior but I hadn’t dealt with it again until moving to cohousing so I wanted to learn more. … 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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Lethal (bathroom) Weapon

I was in a work meeting today about reaching out to Native American families in my community.  I thought how one idea was great and I wanted to share it with my best friend who works for a tribal college.  … Continue reading

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You (NOT) Talking to Me?

I hate to feel left out.  I think it is common and now there is  FOMO – fear of missing out in our language lexicon.  It seems like my community knew my weakness and right away when all went to … Continue reading

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Flying Monkeys in the Cohousing Neighborhood (more on personality disorders)

One reader sent me this article (link at end). It goes hand in hand with my post on personality disorders. They use even worse labels – idiots.  But I did learn that there is a phrase called Narcissistic Monkeys. These … Continue reading

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Mental Health Labels and Cohousing

Thou shall not judge but mental health professionals do use labels.  That should not take away from compassion and supporting a person. I’ve met a lot of people in my life and have friends with labels. In my family, getting … Continue reading

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