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

The C word

I’ve been traveling a lot the past few months.  I’ve seen old friends and made new ones.  I met up with a friend, Claire, who visited me a few years ago. She had remembered, but I had forgotten, that we … Continue reading

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Scapegoat in the Family

One of my pet peeves is when people in cohousing call it a family. It isn’t but if you want to go there you have to be honest. There are all types of families. Some are the Brady Bunch and … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post – I’m not the only one!

Whenever I think I just had a “bad experience” as two cohousers have told me, I think of my friend all the way across the country. She moved into a cohousing that is over 10 years old, so mine being … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp/Amber Heard PTSD, cohousing, and me

I was listening to court TV as I fell asleep the other night. One of the psychologists was talking.  She was describing how Amber Heard had PTSD.  She said that when incidents keep popping up in your head when you … Continue reading

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Tiger King, Elizabeth Holmes (The Drop Out), Narcissists and Me

I’ve been obsessed about narcissists recently – I wonder why?  But they do come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve heard that we are all a bit narcissistic but some take it way over the edge. I feel like our … Continue reading

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Flying Monkeys around cohousing communities

A friend sent me this link. She saw it first hand. How a community just lets bad behavior continue. Too scary to stand up and maybe be the next victim. I’d just say before moving somewhere, ask how many people … Continue reading

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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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