When Genna Met Sally tells the story of two women and their exploration of whether living together would work for them. It starts at coffee hour at church…
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DescriptionA fictional account of how two women are introduced and explore together whether they are compatible enough to live in shared housing. They go from not knowing each other to agreeing to live together with a few bumps in the road and some indications that it might work out! Annamarie Pluhar wrote it to demonstrate how the Interviewing Questions can lead to a better conversation and negotiation about how two potential housemates might live together.
Exactly! This story nailed it–how the process goes when it goes right; how one small decision to act leads naturally to next steps; how what holds people back boils own to unnecessary fears. The story is an excellent illustration of how people can rather easily get unstuck using a commonsense approach and move on to new adventures.Louse Machinist
Yes, I like this story, too. It reminds me of many times when, by “serendipity” something wonderful has evolved in my life entirely because I mentioned something to someone – and connecting with that person was possible because I decided to go somewhere or participate in something. It’s so important to be vocal about what’s transpiring in one’s life. The other thing that stands out to me is how useful the Compatibility Questions are. They keep coming back to it. For people who don’t know each other well, it helps the conversation stay on track. As a witness to their conversation I see them each taking seriously the need to be thorough in evaluating their fit. That will be a data point for me, when I’m looking for a home-mate. Thank you, Annamarie for this series.Madeleine