|Re: divorce in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R Philip Dowds (rpdowdscomcast.net)|
|Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 02:52:15 -0800 (PST)|
I’m inclined to think that every divorce is inevitably its own special case. A consistently applicable and appropriate policy about divorce is probably as hard to craft as one about euthanasia. RPD On Feb 10, 2014, at 9:06 PM, Doug Huston <huston [at] ashlandcoho.com> wrote: > > At times I’ve read on this list serve how stressful break-ups/divorces have > been on communities. > In our community, we are considering the following proposal: > When a couple breaks up, the person who moves out of the community is > automatically no longer a member of the community. > This means he/she cannot be an off-site member, a category which exist for > some communities. > This would be the default situation. Exceptions could be considered. If after > one year the member who moved out wants to re-join, the group could choose to > consider this - or not. > The intention behind this is to insulate the community (to some extent) from > the common challenges, stress, and tensions which usually accompany > break-ups, and would likely be heightened if both parties remain formally > involved in community activities. > We are wondering what others in communities think, and if there are similar > or related policies regarding break-ups elsewhere in cohousing. > Thanks for your comments in advance. > > Doug Huston - Ashland (Oregon) Cohousing Community > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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