Shared Living

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“I have a question about sharing living spaces with other women.

Many of us live alone. Why? Why are we not reaching out to each other to help each other? I’ve lived alone for a long time. Would love to share my life in a community living and helping each other. Why can’t we be like the Golden Girls!” -Jan

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11 thoughts on “Shared Living”

  1. Two women over the age of 18 shouldn’t live in the same house! I like the idea of separate homes around a shared garden space . That way, everyone has their own space, and also a close community.

  2. I very much need my own space. Saying that, I think a community of tiny homes around a communal green could work very well. Community, sharing, cooperating — yet individual space retained.

  3. I LIVED IN A SHARED LIVING SPACE DIFFERENT TIMES AND I DONT LIKE IT. But it is up to the person themselves. It is a no win situation

  4. It sounds fun when you think of Golden Girls. Out of necessity I have lived in 2 separate situations where I rented a room and was allowed use of house. At the first place and being the one coming in I was cautious (it reminded me of when step daughters moved in with us). It became crazy after a while. She became jealous and petty. I was accused of theft and all kinds of outlandish things. Only to find out she was having memory problems. So I left. I lived with family for a short bit then found another room for rent. Only this time the lady was raising her grandson (teen). It was a much better fit. She has rented the room out many times and was understanding of the way things worked. I was not there very long before I was able to move into a permanent place.

    My best advice: ask the hard questions up front. Be willing to answer hard questions. You would not marry someone without more details. So don’t put yourself into a situation that is hard to get out of…or worse puts you in danger.

    I wish you the best.

  5. I have often thought about finding a housemate. I am a people person but I’m also a loner by necessity. Not many people would be able to live with me as I play recorders and that means practising – a lot! I’m also inclined to make up my mind to go somewhere and just up and go! But it would be nice to have someone to talk to, to do things with and to laugh with.

    1. I’ve considered it, but what if they didn’t like my dogs or mistreated them when I wasn’t around? If they had friends or relatives who came to visit, sometimes for days at a time, would I be able to tolerate or trust them? Lots of things to consider.

  6. I lived with my sister for a year and was nice. But I have wondered why older.people don’t share more housing with each having chores. Kind of like a.commune. it would help with loneliness and people would be more productive.

  7. I always wondered that myself, having had several roomate who were great! Women get cranky and I think they want to be alone sometimes. I think you are going to see roomies more and more though, as people recognize the safety savings, convenience and comraderie! Let the pillow fights begin!

  8. We can be like the Golden girls but to do this we have to let go of all our beliefs about who controls what. I’ve literally lived with other people better than half my life. Doing so you have to give up lots of things but let me tell you it’s worth it in the end. I come and go as I want yet know that someone it there to come home to. I hat a wonderful feeling. The no about it!!!

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