Re: Disillusioned with cohousing
From: Sheryl Rapée-Adams (
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 16:51:42 -0700 (PDT)

Thank you for posting "Drew's" questions.  They are helpful in the
preliminary thinking and discussion for my husband and me as we contemplate
moving to cohousing.

We will visit, too, of course.  But these seem like very useful points for
us to discuss and percolate on for a while.

  /\ /\
= ` ` =    Sheryl
In Vermont
For now

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From: Fred H Olson [mailto:fholson [at]] 
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 6:26 PM
To: -cohousing-L mailing list
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Disillusioned with cohousing

The author of the message below wishes to remain anonymous,
I'll tag him/her  Drew.
It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
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June 30th 2006

I have lived in cohousing for many years, and often have felt that it's not
worth seeing, intervening, and sometimes becoming involved in inter-personal
emotional swirls.  The upside I get from chatting, company, easy friends,
exchanging favors, and access to knowledgeable neighbors, also has a
downside: unpleasant calls on my attention.  People in my community spend
too much time talking through the negative interactions they have all the
time with some residents.

People who are considering cohousing may want to ask themselves some

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