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What a sad story this article opens with! Woman denounces her husband and child as "things of the world" in order to spend her days in "selfless service" to students who brig in money. Truly misguided! I sympathize with the daughter, who apparently did not have the benefit of a mother who meditated throughout the day, connected with the moments she was in, or felt a deeper purpose in continuing the thread of life through raising the next generation. That's just sad!

Faith Wollner

Hi, this reminds me of the communes from the 1960's where everyone lived together and farmed, and lived off the land.

Paula Blanchard

I am currently doing research and enjoyed your article!
I have been contemplating co-living for about 5 years now. I am married and my husband and I have a blended family of 5 children ages 6 through 21. Only the 6 and 19 year old currently live with us. My parents live 2 hours east of us and my bother and his wife live 2 hours south of us. Co-incidentally, my bachelor brother lives with my married brother. I have suggested to my brother and his wife, who have 2 toddlers, that co-living might be a way to improve our financial strain, allowing us to see each other more than the current 3 or 4 times a year and strengthen our family bonds. My parents, who live on the "home place" and are still working, think I am crazy and that it would never work. Obviously, everyone has a lot of concerns and questions. How do we relocate and choose a place to live that accommodates all of our needs? How do you combine resources in a fair and equitable way? Will it push our family apart or bring us closer together? This will take a lot of research and a huge leap of faith on the part of all. My personal goal is to have my family safely around me, to enjoy their companionship and to work together to accomplish something bigger than can be accomplished alone.


Do you have a list of these special communities? Are there any in southern CT?


Do you have a listing of these special communities? And can you make them available to me?

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