Re: Types of conflict in cohousing -- did I miss any?
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:24:14 -0800 (PST)
> On Jan 22, 2016, at 7:29 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at]> wrote:
> I am thinking that managing conflict in cohousing is like brushing your 
> teeth:  It’s something you must do on a regular basis, and you’re never done. 
>  Ever.  But if you stop doing it … things get pretty unpleasant, pretty fast.

I wonder if Daniel Pink’s approach would work. Make a game of finding and 
discussing conflicts. Rewards for finding conflicts rather than rewards for 
ignoring it so it will disappear.

Taking the conflict seriously — not demeaning it — but some joy in resolving it 
rather than joy in there being no conflict.

"If you haven’t said something that bothers someone, you haven’t said 

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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