More Americans are living alone than at any time in the past 42 years, according to the American census bureau.And as we all get older this will present many challenges both individually and socially as a culture. For single seniors, living alone is not always the ideal solution, having both good and bad aspects. But there are new choices on the horizon. For this episode, Lee chats with Annamarie Pluhar who is a strong advocate for the concepts of Shared housing and living with housemates. Of course, having housemates is not really new, but Annamarie has uncovered a process for doing this that minimizes the downsides while emphasizing safety and compatibility. Lee and Annamarie explore these areas and talk about her book which guides an interested person through the whole business of finding the right house-mate. This episode will interest anyone who may be exploring housing options for themselves or those they know or care for.
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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:
- Required topics to discuss with a potential housemate:
- kitchen use,
- routines, guests,
- 4 basic principles for successful housemate relationships:
- Understand how you would want to be treated (The golden rule)
- Deal with problems while they are small. Speak up to prevent bigger issues.
- Your room is your private domain
- Must remain non-romantic and non-sexual
- How to start the process of finding housemates.
- How to stay safe.
- Options if it doesn’t work out
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