|Significant others not interested in Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: The Fertile Zone (fertilezoneebox.oo.net)|
|Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 05:01:00 -0500|
In our case, the significant male is interested in co-housing --and contributes the lower income--, while the female is not impressed, without a model home to compare or shop as it were. We took a tour of a co-housing site in the Seattle area and viewed their plans for new construction, half of these units were already assigned to interested buyers. Me the male, is very comfortable with the co-housing concept, partly because of the benefits for transient-nuclear parents, who may bring kids into the world far from the support of their extended families. On the other hand, my significant other is a perfect specimen from the model ties of a large-nuclear family, and points to the fact that moving us back in close proximity to her family makes more sense, to her, than co-housing. As we talked with the residents, about their community, the concepts of a common house and community driven developments, my wifes eyes started to gloss over, and I noticed her characteristic silence and politely tolerant posture. Their was no detectable enthusiasm in my wifes voice, but a few heads did hang low, and their were some reciprocating giggles from the residents we spoke with. The existing construction on the common house, and grounds was somewhat dated, and when we left, my wife burst into amusement that "we would live in the commune." I couldn't diffuse her use of "commune" or her amusement. I don't think my wife gets it, and I don't know how influential I can be, especially without the model home she expects to accompany this kind of decision. Your avid co-housing dreamer Roger Ruhle The Fertile Zone http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4726/ Natural Familily Planning doesn't get any simpler.
Significant others not interested in Cohousing Rob Sandelin, May 2 1998
- Significant others not interested in Cohousing The Fertile Zone, May 10 1998
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